Stepping Out Volunteer (from September 2023)
Staffordshire Road Safety Education Team (SCC)
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Assisting the local Road Safety Education Officer with the Stepping Out Scheme in schools. The role will require walking, interacting with children and other adults, Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants There are two sessions that volunteers can help with, firstly our Practise Walk where the Road Safety Education Officer teaches the children to cross correctly using the green cross code, and how to keep themselves safe at all times. Volunteers can help by demonstrating good skills to the children, reminding them about what to do and helping those who require additional help.The second session is our observed walk, on this occasion the Road Safety Education Officer has a route that the children will follow, the volunteers will be placed at designated crossing points on the route and will supervise children to ensure that they cross safely. Volunteers will use our marking grid to help with the assessment of the children and if time permits would be able to assist the Road Safety Education Officer with the assessment documents and certificates. Full training will be provided.
Administration,Teaching & Training
Admin, Evaluating & Reviewing
Be willing to undertake a DBS Check
Enjoy working with young children
good communication skills
Like being outside in all weathers
helping children to learn a vital skill
working with a very enthusiastic team of professionals
can provide you with a range of skills for future employment
Practise Walk is 1.5 hours per class (up to 3 classes at a time) max 5 hour working time
Observed Walk - maximum of 3 hours
Further location details may be provided below.
Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield District, Newcastle under Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford & Stone, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stoke on Trent and Tamworth.
We can print out larger marking grids if required,
put volunteers in positions that would make it more accessible for them.
You will be asked to log in or register your details
18 and over
all volunteers who receive a satisfactory DBS check.
The work generally takes place outside, masks can be provided if required. Hand sanitiser can be provided if required.
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You need to commit to a regular volunteering opportunity of around an hour a week. The table below shows the commitment required for each level of the DofE.
Minimum time: 3 or 6 monthsYou must do one of your volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.
Minimum time: 6 or 12 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Bronze Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.
Minimum time: 12 or 18 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Silver Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.