Why become a Sustrans volunteer?
Our volunteers are fundamental in looking after the National Cycle Network and supporting others to be more active.
From helping people discover the joys of cycling and walking through the delivery of led rides and walks to teaching children to ride a bike safely.
Sustrans volunteers are making a real difference in their communities.
What does a Sustrans volunteer ranger do?
As a volunteer, you'll be expected to carry out agreed tasks from your volunteer group plan.
This will be in coordination with your group and Sustrans.
Your role as a ranger may involve:
- inspecting an allocated section of the route
- carrying out general tidy ups and clearing back overgrown vegetation
- checking for missing or broken signs and fitting temporary signs
- attending group workdays, training and signing rides
- looking after any artwork or mileposts on your route
- taking part in other group activities
- reporting any major issues
- liaising with our network development manager regarding any new route developments in your area
- recording your own activities on our website for Sustrans volunteers
- following Sustrans’ Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures
- being able and willing to act in accordance with Sustrans’ policies and procedures.
What we're looking for
We're looking for people who:
- are self-motivated to carry out tasks independently once directed
- work well within a team
- lives close to or travels regularly along your allocated section of route by sustainable transport
- has good communication skills
- are able to work with a diverse range of people and committed to the Sustrans mission.
We welcome applicants with a wide range of skills but above all enthusiasm and commitment.
If you are interested in helping to improve your local routes for all users to enjoy, we’d like to hear from you.
Ideally, your section of the route needs to be checked once a month and any issues reported to your group coordinator. Attendance at other organised activities as they arise.
Communication is essential to your role, so you'll also need to attend group meetings and activities to keep up-to-date with local developments and your group's plan.
Training and support offered
- An initial training and induction session.
- Different training courses that will support you in your role.
- Networking opportunities with other volunteers.
- You will receive central communications.
- An online community to find support from other volunteers.
- Health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments will be provided.
- Opportunities to further develop your role
- Support given to assist you with organising group activities such as workdays and rides.
For more information please email your local volunteer co-ordinator, Liz Edwards, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07890 601 804.
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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