A safe and fun way to enable groups of children to walk to school together, accompanied by trained adult volunteers.
Contact your local school to find out if they are currently running a walking bus and to express your interest in becoming a volunteer
What will I be doing?
The bus follows a set route and timetable. The children walk in pairs and everyone wears high visibility clothing with a driver at the front and a conductor at the back.
The children are collected at bus stops at agreed times along the route and adult volunteers can work a rota system so they do not have to 'walk the bus' every day.
How much time do I need to give?
Walking buses run throughout the year and can take place every day or just certain days of the week. Adult volunteers can work a rota system so they do not have to walk the bus every day.
Where will I be located?
Walking buses can be set up at any school in the county. Contact your local school to find out if they are currently running a walking bus.
What will I gain from the role?
- Health - a great way to get free regular exercise
- Road Safety - teach children valuable life skills, preparing them for independent journeys
- Environment - help to get fewer cars on the road
- Fun and Friendship - a sociable start to the day
What support will I be given?
You'll receive training before you start.
How do I find out more?
Contact your local school to find out if they are currently running a walking bus that you can volunteer for.
You can also contact the Active and Safer Travel Team for further information: