Published: 25th MAY 2022

Volunteer task day volunteer, Northampton

We’re looking for volunteers to take part in task days at our Outdoor Classroom on the Brampton Valley Way.

  • Role: Community
  • Location: Northampton
  • Time commitment: Flexible - one day per month
  • Type: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: Ongoing
  • Reference 2022052501

Why become a Sustrans volunteer?

Want to support your community?

Looking to spend more time outdoors?

Interested in meeting new people?

Volunteering for Sustrans will help you with all the above.

 

What does a Sustrans task day volunteer do?

Sustrans are the custodians of the National Cycle Network, which covers over 12,000 miles of the UK and is used by thousands of people each week.

We have the chance to support a safe and accessible space for outdoor learning right at the heart of one of our key routes.

We want to revitalise a space once loved by the community, now overgrown with vegetation and scattered with litter. Our Outdoor Classroom has helped children learn more about the natural environment over the past six years, and now community members want to improve access to this space for all.

A task day volunteer will help support the clearance and regeneration of the outdoor space. They will take part in activity days as organised by the task day leader and will follow guidance from them or the relevant supervisor to ensure health and safety best practices are followed.

A task day volunteer will also be an advocate for Sustrans and their local community, bringing positivity to the role and in discussions with other community members.

Activities on the site could include:

  • litter picks
  • vegetation clearing
  • wildlife surveys and spotting
  • clearing signage
  • reporting serious issues to Sustrans or the relevant group.

 

What we're looking for

We'd love it if you were:

  • engaged in the activity and willing to work with others
  • able to follow health and safety instructions where relevant
  • able to represent Sustrans positively when chatting to the public.

We're happy to help you develop other skills where we can.

 

Time commitment

Flexible. We'd ask for one day per month to help.

 

Training and support offered

  • Equipment and resources to support your volunteering
  • Virtual and spoken training
  • Access to webinars and discussions on active travel and Sustrans’ work
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Online community of volunteers to discuss opportunities
  • Support and guidance from our volunteer coordinator

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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