Scottish Borders Council - Walk it

Walk it aims to help people become more physically active through health walks. Our walks are short, safe, social, low level and led by trained walk leader volunteers. Health walks are targeted at people who are currently inactive. Walk length and pace is adapted to suit walkers. Just 30 minutes a day can help to reduce the risk of a number of debilitating and life threatening conditions.

Current opportunity

Walk It is looking for Volunteer Walk Leaders. We are specifically looking in Coldstream, Peebles, West Linton and Chirnside but have Borders wide opportunities. We offer free training to our Walk Leader Volunteers: • Walk Leader • Strength and Balance • First Aid • Map Reading and Navigation • Route Planning • Dementia Friendly • Disability Awareness • Body Boosting Bingo Once a volunteer is trained as a Walk Leader with us, they become a Paths for All certified Walk Leader and are able to lead walking groups – deliver 1-1 walking and develop and lead groups, all with the support and help of the coordinator. Commitment is quite flexible depending on your availability as a Volunteer and we are happy to work with you on that.