The London Borough of Merton requires Road Safety Volunteers to help train young children in pedestrian skills for six weeks at a time.
Volunteers are needed for one hour per week to visit local schools and implement the council’s Road Safety Training Scheme to children between 5 and 7 years. Lessons will include finding a safe place to cross, crossing safely near parked cars and crossing safely near junctions.
The scheme has been designed to raise awareness and give children the correct basic skills they can go on to develop and use as they become older.
People interested in volunteering don’t require any expertise, only an interest and desire to help children become safer pedestrians. Full training and support on working with children will also be provided from a co-coordinator while all volunteers will have to undergo a Criminal Records Check to comply with the Children’s Act 1989.
Anybody interested in volunteering for the scheme should phone Lorraine Walsh, Child Pedestrian Training Co-ordinator on 020 8545 3872