Virtual Walking Tour leader

  • VO94796

  • Events
  • Opportunity start date: 19th December 2022
  • Opportunity end date: 19th June 2023


What are our aims?

The No.1 Befriending Agency is a vibrant social enterprise that aims to reduce loneliness and isolation.

We welcome people from all backgrounds to join our team where you will make a positive impact in your community and support vulnerable adults (aged 18+). By volunteering with No.1, you will support us in our aims of building service users' confidence and enhancing their quality of life. You will also help develop the dynamic of the organisation for service users, strengthening the friendly and inclusive environment that has been created.

In June 2022, we launched our Heritage Project. The project ties in with our aim to reduce the loneliness and isolation of vulnerable people through befriending and is based on the idea that ‘every life is a story’. We are sharing stories, memories and experiences with each other, to encourage the exploration of heritage and promote connectivity in the community.

What does the role involve?

We run virtual events three times a week on Mondays (2-3pm), Wednesday (11am-12pm) and Friday (2-3pm). Our Virtual Walking Tours will take place as part of these events, allowing those who live alone and feel isolated to connect with local areas around Glasgow.

We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging volunteers to lead these sessions. Volunteers will share virtual walking tours, using pictures and descriptions of local areas, stories and landmarks, with service users from the comfort of everyone’s living rooms. Please note, the role does not require doing the walking tour whilst on Zoom. We have resources for you, the volunteer, to take service users on a walking tour that has already been planned. We also welcome volunteers’ own ideas, and would love to host a walking tour planned by you!

Full induction training will be given, with ongoing support meetings from volunteer coordinators. We ask if you can commit to one to four sessions a month (2-8 hours a month including preparation time) to come and lead a walking tour.

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinators on or 0141 465 6998











Experience required: No experience is needed but we ask that you are: - Friendly and enthusiastic - Empathetic and interested in working with people - Organised and reliable
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses paid: Yes, where relevant Expenses details: Travel expenses (public transport/fuel).