Join the Glasgow Eco Trust Community Green Team as a Bikeability trainer to deliver Bikeability training in local primary schools

Purpose of Role

Bikeability is the national cycle training programme for Primary schools in Scotland. Bikeability trainers play a hugely important role in getting kids into cycling, thereby encouraging them to choose a healthy, environmentally-friendly, and fun mode of transport.  You don't need to be an expert cyclist to become an instructor - anyone with experience and confidence riding a bicycle can train to be an instructor.

Task Description

We are looking for volunteers who can become a Bikeability Trainer. Their main duties will include:

  • Assist in schools to deliver Bikeability cycle training
  • Attend a certified Bikeability Cycle Training Assistant course (provided free by Glasgow City Council)
  • Assist the instructor to deliver the session
  • Gain new links at schools and within the community

Skills and Personal Qualities

This is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in cycling and early years development.

  • Positive attitude.
  • Approachable and enjoys being around people.
  • Organised and enjoys being in a busy environment.
  • Likes helping with families and young people.
  • Ability to cycle.

Accountable to

During the event you will be accountable to either Glasgow Eco Trust staff or school staff; this will be advised at the start of any session.

Support and Supervision

Support and supervision will be provided by Glasgow Eco Trust staff.  Volunteers will be encouraged to access any relevant training delivered by Glasgow Eco Trust and partners.  Volunteers are able to claim the cost of their travel to and from their volunteering on production of a receipt.  If you are volunteering for over 4 hours then a meal will be provided.

Time Commitment Required

Sessions normally last for about an hour. Some sessions can last up to 2 hours.

Other information

  • Sessions will take place at local primary schools
  • We can pay volunteers expenses which can include travel and lunch costs

Interested in this volunteer role? Please complete our Volunteer form