Being a Volunteer Walk Leader for Walk it is both rewarding and fun. You’ll keep fit, meet new people and give something back to your local community. Health walks are social, short, safe, local and low-level. Our walks are suitable for people who are wishing to become more active and those who want to meet new people.
Maybe you are already part of a walking group and want to develop your skills, or maybe you would like to start a new group in your area. Perhaps you and your friends want to learn how to safely take people on a led walk or you’re a group of mums with buggies who are looking to keep fit on a regular basis.
Training is free and can be delivered at a time that suits your family and work commitments. You will be requested to lead a minimum of 10 walks in exchange.
Walk it aims to help people become more physically active through health walks. Our walks are short, safe, social, low level and led by trained walk leader volunteers. Health walks are targeted at people who are currently inactive. Walk length and pace is adapted to suit walkers. Just 30 minutes a day can help to reduce the risk of a number of debilitating and life threatening conditions.
The role and responsibilities of leading health walks and for insurance purposes – under 18’s are not covered by Paths to Health Walk Leader insurance.
Experience required: A willingness to learn new skills or adapt existing skills to facilitate and motivate people to participate in health walks
Travel details: Health Walks can be led anywhere across the Borders region. Whichever town or village you may be located in we are happy to support a Walk It walk.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Yes. 40p per mile or we will reimburse the cost of public transport when claims are accompanied by a receipt/ticket.
Training details: Walk leader training will provide volunteers with the background on the Walk it project, the health benefits to walking, qualities of a walk leader, how to design and risk assess a route, use health walk questionnaires and walker information forms.
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