Sustrans Volunteer Ranger- Peebles to Innerleithen
When We Need You
From 08/08/2012 onwards
Become a Sustrans volunteer ranger and help to look after a developing link to the National Cycle Network route - a route between Peebles and Innerleithen, and so encourage more people to walk and cycle.
You will become the eyes and ears for Sustrans and our many partners. We'll rely on you to deal with minor problems yourself and report major problems to the right source, so they get dealt with rapidly.
There are several key tasks for rangers, most to be carried out monthly, others less frequently. As this is a route in development, the first tasks will be to help with initial vegetation clearance. In due course, tasks will include checking the signing on the Network, reporting missing signs and sometimes putting up temporary ones, plus checking the whole of your route in the spring.
You will also monitor and collect litter, keep an eye on vegetation and cut back overhanging branches and brambles, monitor and report potholes and other hazards. Sometimes group workdays are arranged with training, tools and support available from your local group and Sustrans Scotland.
There are other potential roles for Volunteer rangers such as encouraging local biodiversity, leading rides or walks, involving your workplacce, fundraising, organising events, promoting Sustrans.
About Sustrans Scotland
Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. We're a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Much of this is via the National Cycle Network (NCN), which covers over 2,000 miles in Scotland, 1500 miles on road and over 500 miles off road, and much more across the UK as a whole.
Across the UK, the NCN carries over a million walking and cycling journeys daily in the UK and passes within a mile of 57% of the population.
We work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in. It's time we all began making smarter travel choices. Make your move and support Sustrans today.
Skills & Experience
Reliable & trustworthy
eye for detail
interest in environment
interest in active travel
reasonable level of fitness an advantage
It is NOT essential to be a cyclist.
Local person who lives fairly close to National Cycle Network route
Training and Induction Details
Annual day for all Sustrans Volunteer Rangers
annual days for Sustrans volunteers held in Scotland and England
Support from local Group coordinator and Volunteer team at Sustrans Scotland
support and training from Volunteer team at Sustrans Scotland.
Community / Economic Development Work
Sports / Outdoor activities
Conservation / Gardening
Sport / Outdoor activities
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Over the next year, there will be regular work sessions to clear vegetation as part of a group.
Once the route is established, a minimum of an hour or so monthly, with more time when there is need to check the whole route and undertake vegetation, litter check. This can be flexible. If a volunteer wishes to take on more active roles, this can be as much time as you wish.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
VMP Ref: 1505
9 Haymarket Terrace
Contact: Derek Mullins
Tel: 0131 346 9789
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