Schools Cycling Volunteers, Scotland



Volunteer • Full or Part Time 0131 346 1384 Annie Cousins

Sectors: sustainable transport, environmental education

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Are you passionate about cycling and walking? Could you inspire young people to get active?

We are looking for volunteers to help deliver our schools cycling project, alongside our I Bike Officers. You would help us run cycle skills activities, bike rides, smoothie bike sessions and more! What could be better than helping children to ride their bike without stabilisers for the first time?

Why volunteer with I Bike?

Perhaps you want to boost your CV and gain experience of working with young people; or you enjoy the benefits of working outdoors, meeting new people and sharing your skills. Whatever your motivation, we can offer you an enjoyable and rewarding experience, providing support and training to help you become confident in working alongside our I Bike officers in schools.

These roles will be part of our I Bike projects across Scotland. The project promotes cycling, scootering and walking to school, and for everyday journeys in leisure time. It is run by Sustrans in partnership with Transport Scotland and local authorities.

Where are these opportunities based?

We have volunteers positions in the following locations:

  • Aberdeenshire (Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Ellon, Mintlaw)
  • Aberdeen City
  • Inverness
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Edinburgh
  • Falkirk
  • West Lothian

Summary of tasks

You will help our I Bike Officer and school staff to deliver cycling and scooting-related activities in schools, such as:

  • learn-to-cycle sessions
  • cycle skills in the playground
  • led cycle rides.

Skills required

We're looking for people who enjoy working with children and are:

  • passionate about cycling and walking for everyday journeys
  • excellent communicators
  • enthusiastic
  • flexible
  • reliable and punctual.

Time commitment

We ask volunteers to commit to two or more activities per term. Most activities take place during the school day and in term time. The start time, day and length of activities vary depending on school schedules. The spring and summer terms tend to be busiest.

Training and support offered

As well as the practical experience you will gain in working with children from primary and secondary school, other training available includes:

  • cycle ride leader training
  • bike maintenance training

Other benefits include:

  • opportunity to work with a leading UK charity
  • induction and support from the I Bike Schools Volunteers Coordinator
  • newsletters to keep you informed about Sustrans’ work
  • agreed expenses.

This role requires a Disclosure check which we will arrange for you.

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Our Safeguarding Statement sets out Sustrans’ organisational commitment to safeguarding best practice.

Contact information

For more information about this role, contact Annie Cousins, Project Officer, I Bike Champions & Volunteers on or call 0131 346 1384.

To apply for this vacancy, please complete and return a volunteer application form and equal opportunities form.

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