Volunteer Week 2018
Every day this week Scottish Cycling is going to bring the focus on one of the key people who make this great sport tick. For Day 5 we spoke with Lusia Steele from the Johnston Jets Cycle Club
How long have you been volunteering in your role for?
I’ve been volunteering at the Jets for a year now after being a member of it since it started in 2008
What are the benefits of volunteering?
I enjoy volunteering with the jets because it’s nice to see the continuous development of the club since I started and help the riders progress. When I turn 18 I plan on getting my level 2 and I plan on continuing coaching the Johnstone Jets.
For me it’s about seeing the riders develop, some of the younger riders who I knew when I was in the club, and seeing them progress.
What has been your most memorable volunteering experience in cycling?
My most memorable volunteering experience is, seeing riders at the Jets doing well whilst you’re coaching them and marshalling at events like the youth tour of Scotland or just at the local Bellahouston Crits.
Where do you want to take your volunteering next?
When I turn 18 I plan on getting my level 2 and I plan on continuing coaching the Johnston Jets.
Describe the perfect volunteer (without describing yourself!):
I think personally the best way to describe a volunteer is someone who wants to see the sport progress and goes to the extreme to see it and enjoys it.
The perfect volunteer would be someone who is dedicated and enthusiastic and patient.
Advise someone who might want to volunteer in cycling.
For anyone who wants to get involved in cycling I would advise them to get in touch with their local club
Do you or somone you know Volunteer?
We'd love to hear your volunteering stories and see pics of you in action. Tag us in Tweets using @ScottishCycling and use #VolunteersWeek
Missed the other days?
Look back on day 1's article on Gareth Edwards here
Look back on day 2's article on Scott Kerr here
Look back on day 3's article on Jamie Penny here
Look back on day 4's article on Fraser Johnston here
What is Volunteers' Week?
Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make.
During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK.
Volunteering For All
This year, Volunteers’ Week is about volunteering for all – celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.
It’s a chance to think about what volunteering for everyone means to you. How can you celebrate people from every walk of life who are getting involved in volunteering