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Looking for Regular Volunteering? Parkride Needs You!

Parkride is looking for anyone interested in volunteering, to support the Parkride staff in delivering their regular sessions. As a Fun, Free & Flexible inclusive family cycling project, Parkride reaches children with Special Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), along with their families, from all across Birmingham and beyond. The project provides participants with the opportunity to access the great outdoors through cycling together in Sutton Park

Looking for Regular Volunteering? Parkride Needs You!

You can gain experience working with people of all ages and abilities, whilst encouraging active lifestyles enjoyed by all family members.

With free access to adapted bikes and mainstream bikes for anyone to join in with, these sessions provide the opportunity for the whole family to join in and enjoy the great outdoors together. Regardless of need or age, people can take part in led rides and fun activities, meet new friends or come and have a go at times that suit them and their families.

Whether you are looking to do once a week or three times a week, Parkride have sessions running every week (weather permitting).

Sessions run:

Wednesday – 1pm-3pm and 4pm-6pm

Thursday – 1pm-3pm

Saturday – 9:30am-12pm

Roles

General Volunteer

Your role would include:

- Supporting children and adults with learning disabilities (including people who have complex needs) and their families to take part in regular community bike rides around Sutton Park;

- Helping to set up beforehand and tidy away afterwards;

- Assisting Midland Mencap staff to deliver fun and engaging Parkride sessions.

Date
Sat, 02 Nov 2019
Application Deadline
-
Age Restrictions
Yes (15-17, 18-25, 25-50, 50+)
Places
N/A
Who you will be working with
You will be supporting Midland Mencap Staff as well as working alongside other volunteers.
What specific tasks would you be doing
- Supporting participants in engaging with the activity - Helping staff with set-up and packing away - General engagement in making the sessions fun, inclusive and welcoming.
Practical Considerations
With it being a practical outdoor role please consider the clothing you should wear. We would recommend comfortable loose clothing appropriate for the weather and trainers for footwear.

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