I Bike Schools Cycling Volunteers

  • VO73329


Description

*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 induction, Safeguarding Training, Essential Cycling Skills and Bike Repairs.
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 an Aberdeen school(s), 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!
We find that our volunteers value their improved skills and knowledge and often feel their own prospects improve as a result of volunteering. It’s a great way to do something for others and research shows that volunteering benefits people of all ages through increasing feelings of self-esteem, respect, motivation and wellbeing.
For more details please contact Helen McCafferty, I Bike Volunteer Officer at E Mail: helen.mccafferty@sustrans.org.uk or tel.: 07768 034729.

Organisation aims and objectives

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.

Restrictions

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: I Bike works with Aberdeen City Primary and Secondary Schools. Each school year one or two new clusters are selected and I Bike works with those schools over a 3 year period. Details can be provided on which schools are delivering I Bike currently.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: For expenses agreed in advance mileage rate paid for cycling, car travel. Public transport fares repaid.
Training details: Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers. Sustrans delivers a tailored volunteer induction which covers safeguarding, training and a handbook on I Bike activities. Volunteers are working beside an I Bike officer to deliver each activity.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.