The Family Cycling Centre needs you!
We are looking for volunteers to help in lots of areas. If you can offer us a day or week, or something more regularly, we would love to hear from you. Here’s a short video featuring some of our volunteers.
We provide training and support and can offer volunteering opportunities and placements to:
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students (This activity may count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Skills/Volunteering/Physical section, please check with your DofE Leader before attending).
- Work experience and work placement students
- Businesses as part of their corporate social responsibility programmes
- Groups such as Guides/Scouts, Women’s Institute, Round Table etc
Assist with sessions
Our cycling instructors would appreciate help running our cycling sessions. No prior experience needed. For more details about this role download a ‘Volunteer Expression of Interest’ of interest form.
Work on Bristol Bike Project’s bike maintenance projects – Currently on hold due to Covid-19
The Bristol Bike Project runs sessions called the “Social Cycle” every Thursday during term time at the Family Cycling Centre, teaching basic bike maintenance skills to school students in the Centre’s workshop. For more details about this role download a ‘Volunteer Expression of Interest’ form.
Offer cycling advice
One of our aims is to give people the confidence to cycle more, outside the Family Cycling Centre. We are looking for volunteers to run a stall at our busy times to offer our cycling maps; talk to people about bike routes, cycle training and led rides; and offer basic advice about buying bikes. For more details about this role download a ‘Volunteer Expression of Interest’ form.
Gardening and grounds maintenance
We would love some help building planters and planting plants and flowers around the Centre. We are also keen to talk to people or groups who could help us turn some of our lands into vegetable plots. If you like to DIY, we have some painting and tiling jobs that we would appreciate help with.
A British Cycling coach offers adult and children’s sessions at the Centre. Please let us know if you would like to assist. No experience of coaching required. If you can volunteer regularly, there is a chance we can part-fund a Level 1 coaching course.
We would love to offer more rides off-site, using our bikes if needed (including our trailer bikes). We can put you in touch with British Cycling, which runs free ride leader courses.
For an informal chat about volunteering, email [email protected] or call the Centre on 01275 832800.
Volunteer expression of interest form
Corporate / Group volunteering
Regardless of the size of your business or group, we would love to have your team volunteer for a day (or more regularly). Read more about our corporate volunteering programme here.
Join our Friends Group
Our Friends of the Family Cycling Centre Group will raise funds, offer feedback and spread the word about the Centre.