Volunteer Cycle Ride Leader

  • VO59954


Description

The volunteering opportunity is to lead and support CHANGES Cycling for Health Project. The 10-week cycling programmes are run in Musselburgh. The cycle rides last approximately one and a half hours per week and are run in blocks of 10 weeks. The volunteering role is to train as a cycle ride leader and support participants to get back to cycling by improving their cycling skills. There are two ride leaders per four participants and the programme starts with building the participants skills before taking them on risk assessed cycle paths, which occasionally include short stretches of quiet roads. Bicycles and helmets are provided to volunteers and participants if required.

Organisation aims and objectives

CHANGES is a Community Health Project which promotes the positive wellbeing of people living in East Lothian. CHANGES works with local people and professionals to develop initiatives and services to help people manage their stress.

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2-3 hours per week. Volunteers are allocated slots on a rota so will not need to volunteer every week. Minimum 12 months commitment. Currently sessions take place on a Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday morning and a Thursday evening over the summer.

Restrictions

Experience required: Be able to demonstrate a non-judgmental attitude to people and their preferences, be approachable, sociable and reliable. Be able to work as a member of a team. Are a confident cyclist or willing to undertake training to improve cycling skills.
Travel details: MUSSELBURGH Accessible by foot, by bus, by car and by train.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable travel expenses and other out of pocket expenses associated with the volunteering role will be provided.
Training details: Volunteer cycle ride leaders undertake a one day Cycle Ride Leader Training course. Additional training includes CHANGES general volunteer training plus regular support and supervision meetings.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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