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Help give children the chance to walk, cycle or scoot to school safely as a School Streets marshal

Stewarding / Event Support volunteers needed for Reading Borough Council (RBC)

We are looking for volunteer marshals to help run School Street schemes in various locations in Reading.

School Streets give children the chance to walk, cycle or scoot to school safely in the street of the school without danger from traffic. This will allow school children to get to know other children on their way to school and keep active.

An organised School Street closes the road outside the school from traffic for up to 45 minutes, twice a day, during school term time only. Any vehicles already parked in the road can stay or leave throughout the duration of the School Street. Only eligible vehicles can gain access to the road during the School Street closure.

Volunteer marshals play a critical role in ensuring that School Streets can operate safely. The role of marshals will involve setting up, managing and removing the road closures during the specified School Streets periods.

See the video below to hear from one of the current marshal team and find out more about the scheme HERE


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Contact instructions?
See www.reading.gov.uk/transport/travel-to-school/school-streets/volunteer-school-street-marshals-needed for details and contacts for the schools involved.

Location description
A number of locations across the town including:

Park Lane Junior School
Wilson Primary School
Thameside Primary School
Crescent Road School Street (coming soon)
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
Marshals can attend however many shifts they want to, generally lasting 30-45 minutes, around drop-off and pick-up times. Volunteers will be required in term time only.
Task type?
Stewarding / Event Support
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleNegotiatorGood sense of humourSociableCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsidePhysically fitHas a few hours to spare
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Training description
Training provided by Reading Borough Council covering the general role and responsibilities of being a marshal, as well as road safety and conflict management
Is support given?
Description of support
From schools teams and fellow volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Minimum age
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
15 October 2021