Macmillan Move More Walk Leader

  • VO62475


Description

Walk leaders can make a significant difference to people’s lives as when you’re living with or after cancer, physical activity can help you make a positive change to your life. Doctors used to advise people to rest as much as possible during and after cancer treatment, however we now know that too much rest results in loss of muscle strength and low energy levels. It is for this reason that we are delivering the Move More project. The aim of the project is to support anyone affected by cancer to become more active by walking.

Health walkers can enjoy a whole range of benefits including increased strength, improved mood and increased social interactions with local people and the local area. Walking requires no special equipment or expense and is the ideal way for most people to become more active.

Organisation aims and objectives

The four main service delivery areas are now: Halls and Music Development; Fine and Applied Art; Museum Services; and Learning and Engagement. Cultural Services provide the operation, management,development and promotion of arts, heritage, cultural and science services throughout the city through access to high quality educational resources, promoting inclusion in delivering outreach activities.

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We are looking for a weekly commitment of about 2 hours per week. The opportunity is year round

Restrictions

The programme is aimed at adults over 18 at the moment, although we will soon be looking at extending this to people under 18 in the future. So at the moment the lower limit for volunteers is 18.
Experience required: The person should have an interest in walking and an understanding of the benefits of physical activity for people living with long term conditions
Travel details: We have 10 walks, spread across Dundee, and we will try to match up the volunteers with the most appropriate walk. 1. Roseangle Kitchen Café ( bus number 5) 2. Ardler Complex (bus number 1A) 3. Lochee Library (numbers 28 and 29) 4. Maggie's Centre (number 5, 10, 15, 17, 73 and more then a short walk or shuttle from Ninewells to Tom Macdonald Drive) 5. Dawson Park (number 5) 6. Baxters Park (number 28, 29, 73) 7. Douglas Sports Centre (28, 29) 8. Olympia Leisure Centre (1A, 28, 29, 5 and more) 9. Ninewells Hospital (number 5, 10, 15, 17, 73 and more) 10. Whitfield (15, 9, 88 and more)
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Yes, public transport travel expenses will be paid for sessions (if needed). we will also pay travel expenses for programme related training opportunities
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: If the volunteer wants to participate on one of the health walks to get a feel for the role, we are happy to arrange this and the volunteer can meet the other volunteers and participants who take part in the walk.
Training details: Macmillan cancer awareness training as well as full walk leader training to deliver Move More walking groups. As well as ongoing additional Macmillan and LACD provided training opportunities
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

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