I Bike schools volunteering (Edinburgh)

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We're looking for people who can start volunteering in the new school year, from August. You can support your local ‘I Bike’ team with outdoor activities for children and young people at local schools. We're called 'I Bike' but we offer lots of other opportunities beyond cycling, so if you're not into cycling but love being outdoors and active, this could be the role for you.

The activities you can help with include:

  • teaching children and young people how to cycle or scoot
  • doing school playground cycle or scooter skills activities
  • assisting with cycle rides in your area near the school
  • showing students how to look after their cycle
  • help with Dr Bikes - safely checking and fixing bikes
  • help with led walks and outdoor learning activities
  • helping with silent disco walks and our pedal powered cinema

And much more! Volunteering with your local I Bike team takes place during the school day and is very flexible. Just let us know if there are certain activities or tasks that you would like to do. We can also start with a taster session and see how you like it.

We will provide training and support during your time volunteering. You will learn how to engage children and young people with the activities, and make sure that they are delivered safely.

Does this sound like you?


  • enjoy being active outdoors
  • have an enthusiastic mindset about doing activities in schools
  • are interested in learning new skills to engage in cycling, wheeling and / or walking activities
  • would enjoy engaging a diverse group of children and young people
  • share our values and mission to get more people cycling, walking and wheeling in your community.

Then let us know your interest in helping with our I Bike school activities in your area.

Time commitment

Volunteering activities are during school hours between 9am and 3pm during school term time. No activities during school holidays.

We are flexible on how much time you can help each week or month. At least once a month is ideal, but we can help you find time to fit in with your commitments. Let us know what suits you.

Volunteering for everyone with Sustrans

We are committed to representing the diverse communities we work with, and we welcome people from all backgrounds to volunteer with us. We commit to equity and an inclusive culture, so volunteering is for everyone.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive organisation brings with it a diversity of ideas and ways of working, which strengthens everything we do.

Please have a look at the website above and our Volunteering agreement before you join. Then you know what we all expect from each other when volunteering.

Your accessibility

Please let us know in the application form, if you need any support or adjustments to make our first chat together and volunteering a positive experience for you.

Any expenses for helping with these activities, which have been agreed, will be paid back to you. This can include for tools and public transport on the day of volunteering.

If you don’t have an email address, or for any other reason aren’t able to fill in our online form, not to worry. Reach out to your local Volunteer Coordinator (find here), and they can fill in the details for you.

**We will ask you for the contact details of a person, who you have known for more than 6 months (1 reference). ** Please have these ready when filling in the application form. If you need support identifying a reference, please let us know.


We will do a PVG (enhanced disclosure) check for these activities, as you are volunteering with children and young people under 18. You will be able to attend some supervised activities before this comes through. We will do this check on your behalf, so you only need to provide a few details. We won’t do this check until after we have had our first chat together about the activities.

You can read our Safeguarding statement here. This sets out our commitment to keep people safe from harm.