I Bike Volunteer Dumfries and Galloway

  • VO89958


Description

All our volunteering activities are outdoors and managed carefully with covid in mind

Are you passionate about cycling and walking? Could you inspire young people to cycle or walk more? Volunteer with I Bike!

I Bike is a really fun and rewarding project to volunteer with that offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors for cycling-related activities, boost the CV, gain experience of work with children and young people, meet new people and learn new skills.

Good training and support is provided to all volunteers including an online Welcome Session, Child Protection Training, Cycling Skills and Bike Repairs. For most activities you don't have to own a bike to join in - bikes and helmets can be provided depending on availability.

I Bike aims to help children and young people become more active through taking part in cycling and walking activities. You would be volunteering alongside a dedicated I Bike Officer in schools, supporting activities for children such as learn to cycle, playground cycle skills, led bike rides, led walks, bike maintenance and much more! What could be better than helping children to ride their bike without stabilisers for the first time?

Hear from some of our fantastic volunteers via our website link below.

We advocate for volunteering for all - please talk to us if you have any accessibility requirements or other specific requirements.

Organisation aims and objectives

Sustrans is the leading sustainable transport charity. We aim to enable people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of their everyday journeys. We work with communities, schools, universities and workplaces across Scotland to encourage healthy and sustainable travel choices. Sustrans Scotland also works with communities and councils throughout the country to create safer and more attractive environments for walking and cycling by building and improving infrastructure. We promote and coordinate over 2,000 miles of National Cycle Network in Scotland, working with our partners to maintain and expand the Network.

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Frequency and commitment details

We're flexible around your availability. Most volunteers help at least once a month; some get involved more frequently.

Restrictions

This role is 'regulated work'; and volunteering is dependent on 2 satisfactory references, plus a PVG check, which will we undertake for you. Under 18s are welcome and will we arrange a supervisor for you.
Experience required: Anyone who enjoys being active and would like to pass this on to young people. You don’t need experience, just enthusiasm!
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We cover travel expenses; this includes bus and train travel and bike and car mileage. We encourage volunteers to travel sustainably whenever possible. We also offer to cover the cost of lunch if the volunteer is at school for the whole day.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We offer one taster session before you decide to go ahead and volunteer with I Bike.
Training details: Sustrans delivers a online volunteer Welcome Session which covers safeguarding, training and a handbook on I Bike activities. Volunteers help Sustrans staff to deliver each activity and you will receive mentoring from the staff. Specific training is given for the different activities such as cycle ride leader & bike maintenance. We offer one to one cycle training wherever you are at with cycling! You might like to learn to cycle from scratch, to build your confidence or pick up new tips if you're already a regular cyclist.

Last updated 4 months ago