Volunteer Cycling Session Support

Wheely Tots

Finsbury Park, London

Volunteer • Part Time

wheelytots.com info@wheelytots.com 02071937158 Rhiannon Evans

Sectors: sustainable transport, environmental education

Closing date: Thursday, 28th February 2019  


We are looking for volunteers to help our session leaders to run our parent & toddler cycling sessions in Hackney & Haringey. 

This involves:

  • Helping out at our Wednesday, Thursday or Friday sessions (in all weathers!)
  • Support our session leader to deliver activities, take photos, record feedback from participants, and generally lend a hand
  • Having fun outdoors

Informal training can be provided in relation to cycle maintenance, cycle training, basic website maintenance and business administration.

The role would be suitable to a wide range of people and from previous experience we’ve welcomed those:

  • new to cycling
  • with management experience looking to learn skills in the cycling industry either as a hobby or to explore new career opportunities
  • retired and wanting to spend time with parents & their toddlers
  • wanting to learn a new skill ranging from improving English to learning more about bike maintenance or anything cycling related
  • keen to apply previous experience working with children indoors to outdoors

Organisation Description

Wheely Tots is a registered children’s charity that believes all children should be healthy, confident and resilient. We’re ultimately all about community development, forging links with new organisations & families and consolidating our existing relationships.

Wheely Tots has recently received funding from the Mayor of London, Transport for London and Awards for All and opened London’s first Family Cycling Showroom. This funding will support us to increase our activities and reach more families. 

We provide inclusive, friendly and rewarding family oriented events and sessions. We specialise in parent & toddler balance bike sessions from age 14 months upwards and provide tools, support and help for the whole family.

Our parent & toddler balance bike sessions are a great example of our open, friendly and inclusive approach helping families, adults & children cycle more regularly. We focus on toddlers and their parents by offering balance bike sessions which involve chalking, singing, playing I spy and generally interacting with the local flora, fauna and some spectacular urban views.

Wheely Tots operate in and around Woodberry Down and South Tottenham, some of the most diverse, disadvantaged but totally brilliant parts of London. What we do isn’t easy but we say that it’s just like learning to ride a bike!

Wheely Tots helps children and their families become more healthy, confident and resilient by offering unique family cycling activities and experiences.

When required

Wheely Tots sessions run on Wednesday afternoons 4pm – 5pm, Thursday mornings 9.30am – 11.30am and Friday mornings 9.30am – 11.30am. Location details on our website here.

Areas of Interest

Children, Education and Literacy, Environment, Families, Sport and Outdoor Activities

Skills and Qualifications

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Well organised, reliable and motivated
  • Confident at speaking with new people
  • Ideally living close to Manor House, Woodberry Down, Finsbury Park or Lordship Rec
  • Already Enhanced DBS checked or willing to complete an Enhanced DBS check

The role would be suitable to a wide range of people and from previous experience we’ve welcomed those:

  • new to cycling
  • with management experience looking to learn skills in the cycling industry either as a hobby or to explore new career opportunities
  • retired and wanting to spend time with parents & their toddlers
  • wanting to learn a new skill ranging from improving English to learning more about bike maintenance or anything cycling related
  • keen to apply previous experience working with children indoors to outdoors

Recruitment method

CV & covering letter, informal discussion, DBS check, references, trial period

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to info@wheelytots.com with SESSION VOLUNTEER in the title. 


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