Why become a Sustrans volunteer?
Our volunteers are what make Sustrans special. They look after the National Cycle Network and support others to be more active.
They help people discover the joys of cycling by hosting led rides in their area. They teach children to ride a bike safely. And they run promotional stalls at local events.
Whatever the activity, Sustrans volunteers are making a real difference in their communities.
What does a Sustrans workday organiser do?
Generally, workday organisers:
- identify and plan the task following Sustrans’ volunteer guidance
- complete a maintenance workday risk assessment and plan, and submit two weeks prior to the event
- liaise with existing maintenance teams/contractors and other community groups, and promote opportunities for partnership working
- source tools and equipment where necessary
- regularly check and maintain tools to ensure they are in safe working order
- promote and delegate responsibilities to other local volunteers
- register and brief attendees
- supervise tasks and ensure everyone is undertaking their tasks safely
- evaluate and report back on the event, including any incident reports
- attend relevant training sessions.
What we're looking for
We’d really like our workday organiser to:
- have a wide range of skills but above all enthusiasm and commitment
- be systematic
- have good attention to detail
- have excellent communication skills
- be a good motivator, acting as a source of support and encouragement for others
- work well within a team
- be able and willing to act in accordance with Sustrans’ policies and procedures.
- A half a day to attend an induction into Sustrans.
- One to two days a year to attend training.
- One evening bi-monthly to attend a volunteer meeting.
- One Saturday a month, to deliver an activity for volunteers and members of the public.
Training and support offered
- The group coordinator and Sustrans volunteer coordinator will offer you all the support you need to carry out your role.
- An initial training and induction session will be provided regionally.
- In addition, Sustrans organises a number of days throughout the year, which will offer valuable updates, networking opportunities with other volunteers, and training in relevant skills.
- You will also receive regular communications to support you in your role, and can join the online community to find support from other volunteers.
- Health and safety guidelines and simple risk assessments will be provided.
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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