Health Walk Leader North Lanarkshire

  • VO65867


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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Frequency and commitment details

Minimum commitment is to lead a walk once per month

Restrictions

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: Walks are at various locations throughout North Lanarkshire. Check the following links for the up to date health walk programme: www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/getwalking Most walks are accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
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,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 24 days ago