Walk Leader

  • VO35548


Description

Stirling Walking Network is accepting applications from active people who would like to help healthy walking groups. It is generally recognised that individuals need to become more active and Stirling Walking Network's key aim is to help achieve this. These groups assist the local community to become more active, become healthier, enjoy social interaction, and gain confidence.

As a Walk Leader you will work with a small team of existing Leaders to play an integral part in helping your local community. The walks, which are held in Stirling and the surrounding rural areas,including designated areas of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are designed to enable anyone, irrespective of their level of fitness, to take part and last on average an hour long. As a trained Walk Leader you will help plan and research the walks and accompany the walkers to ensure maximum enjoyment.

A current Walk Leader has commented: "I didn’t realise when I retired from work and volunteered as a walk leader that I too would benefit so much. It’s not just the fitness derived but also from the company of the walkers who are incredibly appreciative of the research we leaders do to find interesting and accessible routes for the walks. Walk leading is not just something I do, it’s become part of my life now."

Organisation aims and objectives

Stirling Walking Network is a Paths to Health walking project that organises health walks and develops walking groups for local communities in the Stirlingshire area and more recently in designated areas of the National Park ( Walk in the Park). The health walks are targetted at "inactive" people who would benefit from engaging in gentle exercise. The walks are tailored to suit different levels of fitness and medical conditions ( no mountaineering!) They range from a shorter walk of approximately 45 mins to longer walks of an hour or more. Walks are lead by trained walk leaders.

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Leaders are needed for approx. 3-4 hours per week. Walks run Monday through toThursday and Saturday. Due to training given we would like volunteers to commit to a minimum of 6 months.

Restrictions

Insurance
Experience required: As a Walk Leader you will need to enjoy meeting and talking to new people. You will also be encouraging and supporting those attending.
Travel details: All over Stirling Council Area. To be discussed and agreed with Coordintor.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Expenses are paid monthly at a rate of 25p per mile or public transport costs as appropriate.
Training details: Required to attend a free one day course, and an optional first aid course. The volunteer will be offered ongoing support by Walk Co-ordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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