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 in Aberdeen 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 at https://ibike.sustrans.org.uk/home/volunteers/
We advocate for volunteering for all - please talk to us if you have any accessibility requirements or other specific requirements.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Anna Whealing, Project Officer, I Bike Volunteering, Sustrans Scotland at email: Anna.Whealing@sustrans.org.uk
Sustrans works closely with communities, the Scottish Government, local authorities and other partners to ensure that the people of Scotland have access to a network of safe walking and cycling routes; making Scotland a healthy, happy place to live, work and play, and a sustainable and beautiful tourist destination.
Experience required: Anyone who enjoys being active and would like to pass this on to young people. You don’t need experience, just enthusiasm!
Travel details: We work with schools across Aberdeen city, and activities take place usually in the playground or around the school grounds. travel expenses will be paid and we encourage the use of public transport or cycling.
Minimum age: 16
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses are agreed and reimbursed for travel.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We offer one taster session before you decide to go ahead and volunteer with I Bike.
Training details: Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers. We provide a Welcome Session for all new volunteers and there are various other training options which you can choose to take part in during your time as a volunteer, depending on your interests, such as: • Cycle training (Bikeability) • Cycle Ride leader • Bike maintenance • One-to-one cycle training A PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check is needed for this role. Sustrans will arrange this with you and there is no cost for this either.
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