Published: 30th SEPTEMBER 2019

Volunteer ranger on the National Cycle Network, Slough

Are you looking for a practical opportunity to help look after the National Cycle Network and get people cycling in Slough?

  • National Cycle Network
  • Slough
  • Half a day per month
  • Volunteer role
  • Closing date 31 March 2020
  • Reference 3009191

Active and enthusiastic volunteer rangers are needed in Slough to monitor and help maintain the National Cycle Network in the area.

Our routes connect the town with surrounding areas like Windsor and Burnham Beeches and make up part of the local cycle network.

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

If you enjoy cycling or walking, join our volunteer rangers throughout the country who do practical tasks to keep the National Cycle Network in the best possible condition.

This is a great role for anyone who lives in or around Slough and wants to help get more people walking and cycling.

What does a Sustrans volunteer ranger do?

Our wonderful volunteer rangers:

  • ride or walk their section of route regularly
  • check signage – lookout for missing or broken signs; report permanent sign problems the appropriate Council; fix temporary signs according to our Signing Guidelines
  • keep signs visible - cleaning them and cutting back vegetation
  • check the route and do light vegetation clearance to keep it clear
  • litter pick spot areas, report fly-tipping to the local Council
  • report major issues to your Volunteer Group Co-ordinator
  • attend group task days, signing rides and relevant training courses
  • look after artwork or Millennium Mileposts on your route.

What we're looking for

We're looking for people who:

  • we welcome supporters with a wide range of skills but above all enthusiasm and commitment
  • live close to or travel regularly along your allocated section of the route by sustainable transport
  • are active to check your route and do light maintenance to keep it in good order
  • are practical to do light maintenance such as cutting back vegetation and replacing signs
  • are self-motivated and persistent
  • are online to report problems and complete our volunteer activity report
  • are a good communicator
  • enjoy being part of a team.

Time commitment

You need to check your section of the route at least once a month setting aside 3-4 hours plus time to complete our online activity report and to log any problems afterwards.  Joining task days and buddying with other volunteers is fun but optional.

Training and support offered

  • You’ll receive our volunteer handbook and do our basic Sustrans volunteer online training. We’ll arrange for an experienced ranger to show you the ropes.
  • Locally your Group Co-ordinator (a fellow volunteer) will offer advice and support.
  • Join the online community to find support from other Rangers throughout the UK.
  • Come to Sustrans volunteer meet-ups to network, get updates and training.
  • Go to our volunteer website for information and resources including Health & Safety guidance and Risk Assessments.

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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