Volunteer Cyclist Needed!

Updated: Mar 3, 2020

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About the opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer to support our weekly 2 hour bike rides. On a Thursday afternoon (when the weather isn't too awful!) we take a group of our service users on a local bike ride from our base in Benton. Using a mix of wagon ways, bike tracks, and small sections of roads we explore the local area in rides of up to approximately 10 miles. To support the staff member(s) who lead these rides, we're looking for a volunteer who could help to support our service users helping them to have a safe and enjoyable experience. If you are willing to be the pilot of a tandem bike that would be even better! Some of our service users are unable to ride independently due to balance issues or lack of road sense etc. By using the tandem bikes we provide, they are able to experience something that would otherwise be unavailable to them.

About Key Enterprises

Key Enterprises provides supported activities to adults with acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities or enduring mental health problems. We have seven practical departments where individuals can learn or develop skills, have a positive focus, contribute and create products, and enjoy a sense of community and support.

What are we looking for?

The individuals we support either have an acquired brain injury, learning disability or enduring mental health problem. We're looking for a volunteer who is physically active and willing to give up 2-3 hours on a Thursday afternoon to help with a supported bike ride of up to approximately 10 miles. Staff will always be on the ride too, and will hold responsibility for the activity. We would love to hear from anyone who enjoys cycling and is keen to support adults with additional needs. Due to the needs of our service users there will be an informal application and interview process.

Practical Considerations

Volunteers must be aged 18 or over We will need to carry out a DBS check, and seek references Volunteers must be able to cope with the physical demands of a medium distance bike ride Volunteers must be willing/able to support the adults with additional needs that we work with Where possible we provide reasonable travel expenses

You can find more information on our Do-It vacancy page here: https://do-it.org/opportunities/a8b24cda-9157-42a8-8f2c-91fa202916c3

Alternatively, feel free to email reception@key-enterprises.com for more information.