Volunteer Walk Leader

  • VO47103


Description

Walk leaders work as part of a team to lead short (up to an hour max) walks across Fife. The led health walks provide an opportunity for social contact in your local area in a supportive environment. Walking for Health is a great way to do some physical activity whilst gaining mental and social benefits. Walk leaders have an opportunity to meet new people and walk with people. They also have an opportunity to do this outside and keep active themselves. They provide walk leader training and ongoing support. Current leaders have gained a sense of achievement from encouraging and supporting others. You will be part of a national network of walk leaders in Scotland.

Organisation aims and objectives

Provides led health walks for people - particularly aimed at those that are inactive, and who are frail or have a long-term health condition.

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The time commitment is approximately 1 and a half hours per week. 20 week minimum commitment.

Restrictions

Experience required: Friendly, approachable and sociable. Reliable. Enthusiastic about walking. Patient (do not begrudge being a "back maker")
Travel details: The community lead walks programme happens across Fife and they are gradually increasing the areas covered as more walk leaders are recruited. The walks happen on different days/times/venues.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: We pay public transport rates plus mileage of 35p per mile.
Training details: Volunteer walk leader training Ongoing support provided by regular visits from Project Officer and volunteer get-together events where issues are raised/ongoing training provided if needed.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 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.