Published: 22nd JUNE 2021

Volunteer group coordinator, York North

Local volunteers get involved in signing and basic maintenance of the National Cycle Network in York from the Millennium Bridge to Stripe Lane (Skelton). This is part of the Way of the Roses Route (NCN65).

  • Role: National Cycle Network
  • Location: York North
  • Time commitment: 1-2 days a month
  • Type: Volunteer
  • Closing date: ongoing
  • Reference: 2206202106

Why become a Sustrans volunteer? 

Our volunteers support others to be more active. From leading rides along the National Cycle Network to help people discover the joys of cycling, running walks to get others out and about, teaching children to ride a bike safely, to running promotional stalls at local events – Sustrans volunteers are making a real difference in their communities.

What does a Sustrans volunteer group coordinator do?

Your role as a group coordinator will involve:

  • leading a group of individuals who are passionate about supporting others to be more active and maintaining the National Cycle Network
  • keeping the group informed of local activities they can join in, including organising regular meetings, communications and socials
  • keeping a simple record of activities to report back as often as required
  • following a group plan with your volunteer group, focusing on activities the volunteers want to concentrate on such as signing, basic maintenance of local Network routes, public rides, walks and events to promote active travel
  • revisiting the group plan with your volunteer coordinator.

What we're looking for

To apply for this role you should be:

  • an excellent communicator
  • a good motivator, acting as support and encouragement for others
  • someone able to identify skills and interests in the group, and co-ordinate activities and responsibilities
  • someone able to work with a diverse range of people and committed to the Sustrans ethos.

Time commitment

  • 5–10 hours a month, for workdays, events, meetings and communication with the group.

Training and support offered

  • An initial training and induction session will be provided regionally.
  • Sustrans organises a number of days throughout the year which will offer valuable updates, training in relevant skills and networking opportunities with other volunteers and group coordinators
  • You will receive central communications to support you in your role and you can join our online community to find support from other group coordinators.
  • Health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments will be provided.
  • Support and direction from the volunteer coordinator, land manager and network development manager.

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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