Published: 5th NOVEMBER 2021

Volunteer litter pick organisers, Coatbridge

Have you got a few hours to spare each month? Lend a hand and help look after the National Cycle Network in Scotland.

  • Role: on the National Cycle Network
  • Location: Scotland
  • Time commitment: Approximately one day per month
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference: 2021110502

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Do you enjoy being outdoors?

Are you looking to meet new people?

Would like to look after walking and cycling routes in your community?

Volunteering for Sustrans role will give you all these opportunities and more.


What does a volunteer litter pick organiser do?

As a volunteer litter pick organiser, you will organise and run litter picks on a section of traffic-free Route 75 starting at Locks Street, Coatbridge.

You will welcome members of the public to these litter picks and liaise with the local authority to arrange uplifts.

As a litter pick organiser, you will be encouraged to:

  • keep an eye on the litter in the area, and plan regular group activities to tackle it
  • advertise your litter pick locally and engage members of the local community to help
  • maintain a local stock of litter picking equipment
  • keep a record of participants and report your volunteering hours online.


We're looking for individuals who are:

  • self-motivated, and can carry out tasks independently once directed
  • personable
  • committed to sustainable travel.


Time commitment

Flexible - from a few hours a month.


Training and support offered

  • Training, support and direction from the Sustrans volunteer coordinator and land manager.
  • Guidance and advice to run these activities safely and securely.
  • Equipment and staff support.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses (agreed in advance).
  • Networking days.
  • Regular communications to support you in your role.
  • Online community to find support from other volunteers.

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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