Walk Leader

  • VO29290


Description

Braveheart are currently recruiting volunteer walk leaders in the Falkirk area. They are looking for people over the age of 18 who are reasonably fit, like walking and enjoy meeting people. If you have a few spare hours per week and would like to encourage and support other people in walking their way to good health on our Braveheart walks, please get in touch.

Organisation aims and objectives

Braveheart is a small charity, operating in the Forth Valley area of Scotland, which provides self management support groups and a led walking programme to adults with or at risk of developing long term health problems, particularly coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Braveheart's model is unique to the UK. It is entirely volunteer led, and it takes a community development approach. Brave heart trains lay volunteers, many of whom have long term health conditions themselves and it involves them as leaders. Our approach is to engage with " high risk" individuals in non clinical settings such as community centres and church halls to support and encourage them to take responsibility for improving their health

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Walk leaders are generally expected to lead/support one walk a week (roughly 1 hour), but this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Most volunteers commit to 1 year.

Restrictions

Full training and support will be given and this position requires volunteers to undergo a PVG check.
Experience required: Good interpersonal skills, reliable, good timekeeping, friendly, approachable, sociable and patient.
Travel details: Walks happen in various locations across Falkirk.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses paid by cheque at 40p per mile as and when requested.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Arranged to suit.
Training details: Volunteers are put through Paths for All Walk Leader training as well as CPR and First Aid training. Support and refresher training is ongoing.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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