Health Walk Leader - South Lanarkshire

  • VO57675


Description

Help others to become healthier and happier by leading our health walks. The walks are free, short and gentle, making it easier for people to become more active.
Apart from taking people on a walk, walk leaders will welcome new walkers, give route information (where, how long/ how far, hazards), encourage some social activity and deal with a bit of paperwork. Optional activities are assisting with promoting the walks and planning and risk assessing new routes.
It is up to individual volunteers to decide how much they want to commit, but to ensure some continuity we would ask that you consider your availability for leading walks before doing the health walk leader training day.

Organisation aims and objectives

Get Walking Lanarkshire is a partnership project between North and South Lanarkshire Councils, NHS Lanarkshire and Paths for All. The project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Lanarkshire by getting more people walking more often.

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Approx. 1 hour per week. Min commitment: one walk per month.

Restrictions

Volunteers must be 18yrs or over.
Experience required: No prior experience is required. Just a friendly nature, enthusiasm for walking and the availability to lead health walks on a regular basis. There is no need to be "superfit", just being able to walk comfortably for a 30-60 minute period. Free training provided.
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE with walks in various locations throughout South Lanarkshire
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Travel expenses are reimbursed.
Training details: Health walk leader training; Refresher training after 3 years; Dementia friendly walk leader training; Strength and balance training. All free.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated a month 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.