We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
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.
We are looking for welcoming and enthusiastic volunteer(s) to lead short health walks in Cullen and Buckie, that happen to take in some simply stunning scenery!
Becoming a volunteer walk leader requires you to commit around an hour or so of your time weekly (but there is room for flexible dates!) and to sometimes complete a small amount of preparation & paper work for the walk.
Health walks encourage people who have not exercised for a while, find walking boring, or lack confidence to join a walking group because they think they will not be able to keep up. Walks are free, short, low intensity, safe and social and are usually followed by a cup of tea or coffee and a chat!
Volunteer walk leaders receive on-going support from the Health Walk co-ordinator, too.
If you are a people person, like to walk and the outdoors please get in touch.
The Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership is the organisation which brings together Dr Gray's Hospital, community care services at the Moray Council, public health services, primary care, mental health, learning disability, health improvement and community health services.
Experience required: Volunteers attend a one day ‘Paths for All’ walk leader training course, Walk leader training courses are free, organised locally and equip attendees with all the skills necessary to be able to lead a health walk.
Good people skills / Good communication skills / Good organisation and prioritisation skills / Mature approach to work / Ability to work independently and as part of a team / Adherence to confidentiality and Health and Safety procedures.
Minimum age: 18
Training details: Paths for All walk leader training fully funded. no cost to volunter.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer