Why become a Sustrans volunteer?
Our volunteers are what make Sustrans special.
They look after the National Cycle Network and support others to be more active.
They may help people discover the joys of cycling in all manner of ways or run promotional stalls at local events.
Whatever the activity, Sustrans volunteers are making a real difference in their communities.
What does a Sustrans group coordinator do?
We’re looking to support communities in Leicester to get more involved with active travel, and volunteering is a great way to support this.
Volunteers are crucial to the success of the projects we're running in the city. We need an individual to help coordinate volunteers to support these projects.
A volunteer group coordinator helps deliver activities in a location by providing guidance and structure to local volunteers. They work with Sustrans colleagues to coordinate activities alongside projects, and to act as advocates for our work in local communities.
Specifically, a volunteer group coordinator will:
- create and review a volunteer group plan of tasks and activities
- help support group meetups
- manage the allocation of tasks within the group
- identify gaps and opportunities for volunteers, and support recruitment as needed
- welcome and orientate new volunteers to the group and the specifics of their role locally
- provide a communication link to the Sustrans volunteer coordinator and relevant local colleagues
- follow Sustrans’ Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures, and demonstrate these to the volunteer group.
What we're looking for
We'd love it if you were:
- proactive in organising sessions and activity days
- prompt with providing relevant health and safety paperwork to Sustrans
- astute when leading activities, looking out for hazards or issues and handling them appropriately
- friendly and able to advocate for Sustrans where possible.
Flexible - on average two days a month to help plan and then deliver activities with the group.
There may be other days where you will need to discuss group plans with Sustrans colleagues or attend other training.
Initially, half a day is required to attend a volunteer induction.
Training and support offered
- Equipment and resources to support your group and tasks
- Virtual and spoken training to deliver activities and communicate with others
- Access to webinars and discussions on active travel and Sustrans’ work
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Online community of volunteers to discuss opportunities
- Support and guidance from our volunteer coordinator
You can ask for support or development any time during your role.
Safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk
Our Safeguarding Statement sets out Sustrans’ organisational commitment to safeguarding best practice.
Equality, diversity and inclusion at Sustrans
Sustrans is committed to representing the diverse communities we work with, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We value equality and inclusiveness and believe that a diverse organisation brings with it a diversity of ideas and ways of working which strengthens everything we do.
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