Volunteer opportunities

This article was published in 2018, in Newsletter 140.

Now it is your turn to get involved and support Camcycle as one of our fabulous volunteers, without whom we could not continue our important work for more, better and safer cycling in and around Cambridge.

Being a volunteer can be a rewarding experience, whether you are supporting our events as a marshal, working on the stall bike or even contributing to our award-winning magazine. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer for the Campaign in a number of different roles, all of which are hugely important.

Magazine volunteers

We are looking for a whole host of new writers to contribute to the refreshed magazine. This is a major campaigning tool, largely produced by volunteers, and its high-quality content is read by our members, influencers, councillors and the general public. We also need a volunteer to take responsibility for the magazine layout as it transforms to a quarterly format. There are opportunities in the development of the website and we will need some key volunteers to turn the content of the print magazine into HTML and blog posts so that word can get out across different platforms and reach new audiences.

Flexible roles

There are plenty of other opportunities to get involved, including distributing our Cambridge Cycling survey by handing out leaflets until 31 October. This role is very flexible: you can give as much or as little time as fits your needs, but it is still an important role, with the survey results informing our future strategy. Another important role is helping with refreshments at our monthly meeting, a great opportunity to get to know fellow members.

Mill Road opportunities

We are looking for some volunteers to come along and help out at our Mill Road workshop on Monday 26 November so that we can try to make our Mill Road vision a reality. We also need some volunteers to represent Camcycle with the newly- branded stall bike at the Mill Road winter fair on 1 December. It is vital for Camcycle to be present at community events like this, so that we can show a friendly face and raise awareness of the Campaign and work towards our goal of more, better and safer cycling in and around Cambridge. Without volunteers we cannot take part in these events. Can you help?

Get in touch on contact@camcycle.org.uk and tell us what you can do.

Emma Pritchard