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Volunteer School Cycling Assistant- Various areas

Sustrans Scotland

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Minimum Age: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer for this opportunity.

About this opportunity:

Are you passionate about cycling and walking? Could you inspire children and young people to get active? We are looking for volunteers to help deliver our school cycling programme " I Bike" in various schools in East Dunbartonshire, Dumfries, Glasgow, North Ayrshire, Perth and West Lothian.

Volunteers will work with our I Bike Officer to deliver playgound cycling and scootering skils, and learn to ride sessions to develop basic cycling skills and confidence.

Volunteers should be available during the school day and ideally can committ to supporting an activity on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

Training will be provided and volunteers will be able to shadow the officer to develop their skills and confidence.

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Frequency & Commitment: We ask that volunteers are able to commit to at least one activty per month.Most activites will take place during term time as part of the school day from 9am-3pm although some learn to ride sessions will take place after the school day between 3-5pm to involve parents in these sessions too.

Where does it happen/How do I get there?
This opportunity can be done all over Scotland.
Volunteers will be expected  make their own way to and from the school or venue where the activity take place

Group/Organisation aims: Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. We're a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Much of this is via the National Cycle Network (NCN), which covers over 2,000 miles in Scotland, 1500 miles on road and  over 500 miles off road, and much more across the UK as a whole.Across the UK, the NCN  carries over a million walking and cycling journeys daily  in the UK and passes within a mile of 57% of the population. We work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in. It's time we all began making smarter travel choices. Make your move and support Sustrans today.

Skills, experience, or qualifications required: Reliable & trustworthy, Approachable & friendly, Enjoy working with children, Enthusiastic, Good communication skills, Ability to cycle safely and legally on local roads and paths, Appropriate cycle ride leader training can be provided, leader, sports coaching

Training & Support Details: - Cycle trainer assistant training - Ride leader training - Playground skills training - Shadowing opportunities , Safeguarding Training, Essential Cycling Skills

  • Expenses IconThis opportunity pays travel expenses. We will cover agreed travel expenses

Reference Code: VMP Ref: 8218

Last Updated: 11/12/2017

Opportunity Contact Details

Contact Name: Amanda McKay

Contact Address:
Sustrans Scotland
Rosebery House
9 Haymarket Terrace
EH12 5EZ

Contact Telephone: 07748 700385

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