School Streets Volunteer

School Streets have been a great success in other parts of the UK and have proved overwhelmingly popular with parents, pupils and local residents. In a School Street, temporary restrictions for motorised traffic are introduced to the road outside the school during drop-off and pick-up times. The restriction applies to school traffic and through traffic, resulting in a safer, healthier environment. This means cleaner air, and results in reduced traffic congestion in residential areas. It can also help to improve road safety around schools.

We are seeking volunteers to complete a minimum of 1 hour session per week until Christmas. There may be the opportunity to continue beyond this timeframe if you would like to be involved for longer.
Tasks will include:
• Assist in setting-up the street closure
• Stewarding a specific road outside the school (residents, blue badge holders and other pre-agreed vehicles will retain access during the restrictions)
• Dealing with enquiries from the public – training will be provided on how to handle different enquiries and support will be on hand from a Lead Volunteer
• Assist in packing away at the end of the shift

By preventing cars from driving to the school gates, the street becomes a fun and safe place for children to walk, scoot and cycle!

Skills

• Reliable
• Confident at talking to members of the public/parents/carers
• Able to carry signage and push wheeled barriers
• Team player
organisation will provide training which will include safe use of the road closure equipment, as well as soft skills in dealing with different types of enquiries.


Details

  • No criminal record (DBS) check required
  • Not suitable for under 18's

When can I volunteer?

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Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Shifts will be available Monday to Friday 08:20-09:20 and 15:00-16:00 (term time only) starting asap. They will be taken on a first come first served basis. Minimum of 1 hour session per week until Christmas.


Location

Bramble Road
Southsea
Portsmouth


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