Research Volunteer(s)

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Regular walking has been shown to have a massive effect on people’s health and wellbeing. In and around the city of Aberdeen we have many groups who walk regularly and for a wide variety of distances/ time.

To help promote the range of Walking Groups in Aberdeen, make it easier for people to locate a Walking Group and to expand the many benefits walking brings Sport Aberdeen has redesigned the walking section of their website to provide an opportunity to link all groups under a few headings/ pages such as:
-Health Walks (30 – 60 min)
-Other Short Walks (based on the Health Walk Model)
-Medium Walks (2 – 5 miles)
-Longer Walks (full day)

To assist in this we have an exciting volunteer opportunity for a volunteer(s) to research/gather together information on walking groups across the city and collect standardised information to allow potential walkers to connect with a suitable (distance, duration, terrain) group. At the end of this project we will have a list of all the walking groups in the Aberdeen area, complete with contact details, allowing individuals to connect with a suitable walk.

This is a fantastic volunteering role where you will make a real difference and all help is greatly appreciated.

For Further Information
For further details please contact:
Brian Harrison (Health Walks Coordinator):
E. / Tel. 01224 047928 / Mobile 07719501361

Organisation aims and objectives

Sport Aberdeen is a charitable trust committed to providing a rewarding sporting experience for every age and ability. As a non-profit organisation revenue is used to continue improving our facilities and services for our customers. Sport Aberdeen support the delivery of the following local sports objectives from the sport and physical activity strategy 'Fit for the Future': •Increase participation in sport to provide support for athletes and reward excellence •Ensure high-quality, well-managed sport facilities in Aberdeen •Recognise the contribution of sport, culture and arts in promoting the area as a tourist destination •Recognise the role of sport and the arts in tackling anti-social behaviour We also work towards integrating any local, regional and national objectives that are relevant to the provision of sport within the city.


Experience required: Enthusiastic and good communicator.
Travel details: based at Sport Aberdeen, Aberdeen City
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Good support and training is provided to all volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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