Why become a Sustrans volunteer?
Our volunteers are fundamental in looking after the National Cycle Network and supporting others to be more active.
Whether you enjoy being outdoors, are looking to meet new people or would like to look after the walking and cycling routes in your community, this role will provide you with these opportunities.
What does a Sustrans ranger do?
Volunteering as part of our local group, the role involves keeping an eye on your allocated section of route.
You will help out by tackling issues such as overgrown vegetation and obscured signage and reporting larger issues such as fallen trees.
The role will involve:
- attending group meetings, workdays and signing rides
- checking for missing or broken signs and replacing them along the route
- following the signing guidance
- carrying out general tidy-ups and clear-backs
- removing encroaching vegetation
- looking after any artwork or mileposts on your route
- working alongside other partner organisations to achieve common goals
- monitoring local planning applications for opportunities to improve walking and cycling provision in the area.
What we're looking for
We’re looking for people who:
- are self-motivated and can carry out tasks independently once directed
- are practical and enjoy being outdoors
- work well within a team
- live close to, or walk or cycle regularly along, the allocated section of route
- have good attention to detail.
The following is an outline of the time commitment for this role:
- A half-day initially to attend induction and activity-specific training.
- One to two days per year to attend training events.
- Monthly (minimum) - checking your section of route.
- Attend up to four group meetings per year (usually in the evening) to keep up to date with local developments and the group plan.
- Attend at least one annual training event to keep up to date with best practice guidance on your activities.
- Volunteers may also be asked to support periodic task days organised by the local group.
Training and support offered
- Sustrans volunteer induction
- Signing training
- Opportunities to attend regional volunteer networking and training events
- All agreed volunteer expenses paid.
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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