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Christmas closure

With Christmas approaching we decided we all need a well earned break… don’t you agree?
Our final session of the year will be Wednesday 20th December. Just Ride will then reopen on Tuesday 9th January.

Do you want to become more involved?

As part of our transition from a Constituted Voluntary Group to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation we are looking to recruit new volunteers and trustees.

Just Ride is run purely by volunteers. Joining our team is a fantastic opportunity for any individual wanting to get involved in the local community and to build on their own personal skills. If you think you would like to get more involved please see the below details…

Session volunteer/ Session leader

Pay: N/A

Hours: Normally around 3 hours per week

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday (flexible)

Just Ride Southend are looking for enthusiastic new session volunteers, ideally with the goal of progressing to a session leader. Volunteers will be asked to help run sessions either on Tuesday/Wednesday 10am-12pm or Saturday 10am-1pm.

Role responsibility

As a session volunteer you will be asked to help with the set up and running of the session. You are also invited to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and help out with special events when you can. Volunteers must take responsibility to familiarise themselves with our policies and values. Tasks may include:

  • Set up / pack up of bikes and drink facilities
  • Signing in visitors
  • Helping visitors with completion of forms
  • Helping adjust bikes and helmets
  • Accompanying people on side by side or tandem bikes
  • Ensuring safety of visitors and volunteers at all times
  • Reporting back to either session leader or trustees
  • Communicating with leisure centre

Volunteers will never be asked to carry out tasks they do not feel comfortable with. There are opportunities to push yourself further within our team if that is something you wish to do, for example, becoming a trustee or session leader.

Personal specification 

All training and support will be provided so no qualifications are necessary. Previous work with children, people with disabilities or the elderly is desirable but not essential.

Personal qualities we are looking for are:

  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Team player

It is the policy of JR to promote diversity and equality. We encourage all individuals to apply for this post no matter your gender, age, colour, race, ethnic or national origin, nationality, disability, religious or political beliefs, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or offending background.

If you wish to apply to volunteer then please make sure you have looked at our website and Facebook page to gather some more information about what we do. Alternatively please stop by at the track to get a real feel for what goes on, our volunteers will be happy to answer any questions. If you require any more information please email justridesouthend@gmail.com, subject: Volunteers.

If you are interested please come along to our Extraordinary General Meeting on Monday 20th November 2017 at 6.00 pm, Project 49 Alexandra Street, Southend on Sea.

Halloween

Halloween rides are taking place on the 28th and 31st October! Please feel free to come in fancy dress, we all are! (cycling appropriate costumes)
🎃 Can’t wait to see you all looking super spooky

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Just Ride Southend Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting
As required by our current constitution.

Monday 20th November 2017 at 5.00 pm
Project 49 Alexandra Street, Southend on Sea.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and implement a change of constitution from a “constituted voluntary group” to a “charitable Incorporated Organisation”

The purpose of this exercise is to render our organisation suitable for recognition as a registered charity by the Charity Commission.
It will include the transfer of all current assets and the election of trustees to the new constitution.

Otherwise all Just Ride activities will proceed as normal.

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