Healthy Lifestyles Assistant

  • VO57407


Description

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. Our walking group encourage clients to improve confidence and self-esteem, becoming more socially connected and enhancing their journey of recovery. As a volunteer walk leader you will be knowledgeable about the benefits of walking and enjoy motivating people of all backgrounds, while being part of a team developing good relationships with our clients and contributing to their health and wellbeing, supporting them to improve their quality of life. You will identify, develop and risk assess walks in and around Perth & Kinross, supervise clients participating and encourage others to take part.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Walled Garden is part PKAVS Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub. Our service provides meaningful activities for clients experiencing a range of mental health issues and going through a recovery process within a work based environment. These activities include our Café, Garden, Creative Arts and Healthy life styles. Volunteers are an essential support for all these activities, helping clients in developing their skills and self-confidence by sharing their skills and experience.

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Minimum requirement: 3 months commitment to the walking group. Attending every Wednesday, hours variable each week.

Restrictions

Experience required: You will be knowledgeable about the benefits of walking, be physically fit for your age and have a good sense of humour. You will be a good motivator and listener able to build good relationships with clients. A First Aid certificate and Paths for All Walk Leader accreditation would be advantageous but training can be provided. Good local knowledge would be beneficial.
Travel details: Leading walks across a variety of locations throughout Perth and Kinross
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteer expenses are available

Last updated 2 months ago

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