Community Path Volunteer

  • VO91797


Description

Ramblers Scotland believe that everyone should be able access the outdoors in Scotland with confidence and there is great potential to improve the mapping of paths in Scotland, to help more people getting active and healthy and to feel confident to explore the wonderful nature and landscapes.

That’s why they need you to help develop a pioneering Scotland-wide path network for the benefit of all.

They need community path volunteers to get out and about in their local area and review existing paths and record new paths. The next step will be to develop new local routes for health, heritage, and nature to encourage people to get out and about and explore their local area.

You will help the Ramblers to develop a pioneering Scotland-wide path network for the benefit of all.

This is a great opportunity to improve access to your local area and learn more about your local path routes.

You’ll work within your local area to audit existing paths capturing information on their condition and if they are part of a larger network.

You can also be asked to capture the hidden paths in your local area and add them to the path network.
With support and training you will be asked to use online apps to record the information on their path network on your phone or at home.

Once the volunteer Ramblers have captured the paths they can support your local community to develop local routes for health, heritage or nature to encourage people to get out and about and explore their local area.

Organisation aims and objectives

Aim of the group is to provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities or who are otherwise socially excluded to access the countryside as part of a rambling group.

Restrictions

Experience required: Enjoy walking your local area. Familiarity with using phone or tablet-based apps. Able to use and understand interactive maps on websites.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Training details: Participating in a training workshop to give you the skills you need. Working with the Ramblers Scotland team to gather or capture data on paths in your local area. Auditing data on existing paths or capture new, currently unmapped paths. Walking local paths auditing the path as you go then recording the information online. Providing feedback on the process to help inform the project going forward.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 months ago