Why become a Sustrans volunteer?
Volunteers are at the heart of what we do. They work with partners and other community groups to help get more people walking and cycling in their area, working with expert staff from across the country and spend time with like-minded people to generate support for the work we do. You’ll have access to resources and equipment to allow you to connect with people about sustainable travel, and regular access to a staff supervisor to help you develop your skills and abilities.
What does a Sustrans volunteer ranger do?
As a volunteer ranger, you'll be expected to carry out agreed tasks from your local volunteer group plan. Your tasks may include:
- inspecting your route and any Sustrans land holdings
- checking for missing or broken signs and fit temporary signs as per the signing guidance
- attending group workdays and signing rides
- reporting any major issues to your volunteer coordinator
- helping our volunteer group maintain the cycle path, encourage biodiversity, check the signs and monitor the number of users of our section of track.
- Helping to organise and manage public cycle rides
- Attending local events to promote cycling and walking as well as Sustrans as an organisaiton.
What we're looking for
We're looking for individuals who:
- are self-motivated to carry out tasks independently
- work well within a team
- have good communication skills
Above all else, we are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic and committed.
We ask that you commit around two days a month to activities, including monthly meetings and signage rides. This can be discussed with the local Group Coordinator upon joining.
Training and support offered
The volunteer group coordinator and Sustrans volunteer coordinator for your area will offer you support to carry out your role.
In addition to this, Sustrans also provides:
- an initial training and induction session
- a number of days throughout the year which offer valuable updates, networking opportunities with other volunteers, and training in relevant skills
- regular communications to support you in your role
- access to the online community to find support from other Rangers
- pre-agreed volunteer expenses paid
- health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments will be provided.
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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