Description

To become a qualified Walk Leader and lead health walks in the Scottish Borders.

Organising a planning walk routes (with help from the project officer).
Checking risk assessments.
Setting up a new group or running an existing group (with support from the Project Officer).
Working with the Project Officer to qualify as a Paths for All Walk Leader.
Leading a walking group (preferably weekly).
Completing and submitting relevant paperwork.

Organisation aims and objectives

Walk it aims to help people become more physically active through health walks. Our walks are short, safe, social, low level and led by trained walk leader volunteers. Health walks are targeted at people who are currently inactive. Walk length and pace is adapted to suit walkers. Just 30 minutes a day can help to reduce the risk of a number of debilitating and life threatening conditions.

Restrictions

Experience required: Good communications skills. The ability to lead a group. Personable and friendly. Interest in walking. Interest in the benefits of physical activity. Knowledge of local area (or with help from Project Officer become familiar with local area).
Travel details: Kelso, Coldstream, Walkerburn, Chirnside currently have vacancies but we are also open to more opportunities and new groups.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Transport and sundry expenses all provided.
Training details: Walk Leader Training, First Aid Training, Dementia Friendly Training, Strength and Balance Training, Basic Mao Reading and Navigation Training
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.