Volunteer Walk Leaders with Moray Health Walks

  • VO79056


Description

We are looking for welcoming and enthusiastic volunteer(s) to lead short health walks in Moray -- currently these gentle walks are based in Forres, Elgin, Cullen, Buckie and Keith. It's sociable, relaxed, fun and flexible -- and there is great support for our volunteers.

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!

Over the next year we plan to build upon our network of gentle exercise activities across the Moray region. To help us achieve this we are looking for friendly and supportive volunteers
who enjoy walking, meeting new folk sharing the wide ranging health and well- being benefits of gentle physical activity. We would love it if you could help us set up indoor and outdoor Strength and Balance sessions as well as new Health Walks to boost our provision in the area, helping the people that need it to access these opportunities. 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!

Organisation aims and objectives

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.

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Restrictions

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

Support

Taster available: Yes
Training details: Paths for All walk leader training fully funded. no cost to volunter.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months 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.