We need active, enthusiastic Volunteer Rangers in South Kent to help monitor and maintain the National Cycle Network in the area. This includes National Route 2 which runs along the south coast from Dover to the West Country and is very popular with cycle tourists.
Why become a Sustrans volunteer?
If you’re active and enjoy cycling or walking join our Volunteer Rangers in South Kent doing practical tasks to keep the National Cycle Network in the best possible condition. This is a great role for anyone who lives in Dover, Folkestone or Hythe who wants to help get more people walking and cycling.
What does a Sustrans volunteer ranger do?
- ride or walk the route regularly
- check signage – lookout for missing or broken signs; report permanent sign problems to Kent County Council Highways; 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 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.
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 Ranger 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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