Meet Chris, our Volunteer Group Co-ordinator

Chris and the Cardiff volunteers receiving their Sustrans volunteer award

Chris (pictured in the centre) organises lots of activities for the local volunteers to take part in

In his role as group co-ordinator, Chris supports his fellow volunteers in Cardiff and organises activities for everyone to get involved in.

What Chris does

Chris plays a key role in motivating fellow volunteers across the city and giving them the support, information and resources they need to carry out their activities.

He also:

  • hosts welcome sessions for new volunteers, introducing them to the group
  • organises regular route maintenance workdays and meetings
  • encourages fellow volunteers to take part in training.

The Cardiff volunteers are a really enthusiastic and committed group, and it has been my pleasure to plan and coordinate their activities over the past few years. It’s always great to see them hard at work while having an enjoyable time maintaining our local cycle routes. 

- Chris, Volunteer Group Co-ordinator

How Chris makes a difference

By organising regular activities for the Cardiff volunteers to get involved in the group can tackle bigger maintenance tasks on their local route and ensure the path is safe for everyone to enjoy. 

His enthusiasm and passion for Sustrans and looking after the National Cycle Network helps to rally the group and inspire them to carry out a range of activities. From litter picks on the route to hosting a stall at an event to promote Sustrans, Chris and the group have helped spread the word about our work and encouraged local people to get active.

Chris recently encouraged the Cardiff volunteers to attend a course on inspiring people to walk, cycle and use public transport more. This has given them the confidence and skills to hold regular stalls and information stands and attend meetings with various organisations to promote Sustrans and inspire people to change their travel behaviour.

Last year the group completed 25 workdays and spent 10 days auditing and replacing signs along the National Cycle Network. They contributed a huge 432 hours of their time.

Celebrating achievements

Chris and the Cardiff volunteers were awarded the overall group winner in our annual volunteer awards in recognition of the group’s outstanding contributions.

Want to make a difference in your local community or help to look after the National Cycle Network in your area? Check out our local volunteer vacancies.

Find out more about volunteering on the National Cycle Network.