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I Bike Volunteer Edinburgh

  • VO80023


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 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!
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.

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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Restrictions

under 18s need to be supervised.
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 with prior agreement; 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 (up to £5) if the volunteer is at school for the whole day.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Sustrans delivers a tailored volunteer induction which covers safeguarding, training and a handbook on I Bike activities. Volunteers are helping alongside an I Bike officer to deliver each activity. Specific training is given for the different activities e.g cycle ride leader, bike maintenance, etc.

Last updated 5 months ago