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Volunteer Walk Leader

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As a Volunteer Walk Leader, you would be helping people in your community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get. As well as ensuring walks are friendly, safe and well run, Walk Leaders are also ambassadors for walking, their scheme, Groundwork Northamptonshire and Walking for Health - showing people that walking really can make a big difference to their lives. There are various Walk locations and and we always interested to develop walks in new locations. Leading the walk would take about 2-3 hours to include checking the route beforehand, meeting and greeting walkers and perhaps staying for cuppa at the end, however you would not need to commit to every week.

Skills

The main skill we need from Volunteer Walk Leaders is clearly demonstrated enthusiasm for walking and its benefits. We also need our leaders to be friendly, welcoming and empowering with good communication skills; observant and sensitive to the needs of others; knowledgeable about the basics of the benefits of walking and physical activity reliable, punctual, honest and well-organised able to work independently but with guidance and support confident at speaking in front of small groups able to take control and be assertive when needed

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Interests

  • Fitness and Sport
  • Health and Social Care

Activities

  • Sports Volunteering
  • Supporting People and Befriending

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 07/02/2021

End Date: 11/02/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Vafious locations and walk times (accross Kettering). Venue and times to be discussed

Location

Unit 1 The Business Exchange
Rockingham Road
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 8JX

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