Julie Tublin, Sustrans’s Volunteer Development Officer for London, the south-east, and East Anglia has written to Spokes with the following invitation. If you’re interested then please contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7017 2356.
I’d like to share some information with you on a potential new project you may be interested in getting involved with.
We are planning to launch a new volunteer pilot project this year in connection with Sustrans Bike It project. I’m writing to you all about it as we would like to start this pilot within schools in Ashford and Canterbury. Myself and the local Bike It officer David Robert, will be managing the project.
Essentially we are looking for volunteers to ‘adopt a school’ and help organise activities in schools that have been working intensively with David during 2009/2010 and 2010/11. The aim of the project will be to help sustain the cycling culture that David has instilled in the schools during their first year.
Attached is a role description which will hopefully give you an idea behind the project and what it will involve.
Specifically we would like the volunteers with this project to organise 1 of 2 activities during Bike Week (20th-24th June) in their adopted school – either a Bling your Bike session, or a talk at an assembly (see attached for more details)
We would also like help with keeping a record of activities, numbers of children participating etc, as well as completing a Hands up survey in June or early July (see attached).
David and I are planning to offer a training/induction session for volunteers keen to help with this project. This will include some general information on Bike It, allocating you to one of the schools, top tips for organising the activities mentioned above etc.
I’m aware that many of you are asked frequently to help with things so please do let me know if you’d rather not get involved this time. As the project will be taking place with schools in Ashford and Canterbury and you are all nearby rangers, it made sense to approach you all first before expanding our request. If any of you know of anyone else in your groups who may like to help, please do pass this information on.
If this project appeals to you please do let me know and we can arrange a session for induction/training with you or help answer any questions you may have!