Volunteer Walk Leaders Wanted!

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Our volunteer walk leaders are at the very heart of our walks programme.

As a volunteer walk leader you will be helping people in your community get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get.

Our walk leaders love their roles and tell us great stories about how much they enjoy helping others to get active and get walking.  Plus you’ll stay active, develop your leadership skills, get to know your local area and meet lots of new people.

 

What do walk leaders do?

During a walk, walk leaders are at the front, middle or back of a group – making sure everyone is safe and happy.  They plan routes, support walkers and act as ambassadors for walking – showing people that walking really can make a big difference to their lives.

Do I get training?

Yes.  You’ll receive a day’s training from a nationally recognised and well respected scheme, as well as refresher training every two to three years.  You’ll also receive ongoing support and guidance from our Volunteer Development Officer.

What skills do I need?

The main skill we need from our volunteer walk leaders is an enthusiasm for walking and it’s benefits!

You don’t need any particular experience, but we love our leaders to be friendly and welcoming, with good communication skills, reliable, punctual and well organised; confident at speaking in front of small groups; able to take control and be assertive when needed and observant and sensitive to the needs of others.

If you would like any more information please contact Helen Hindley (Volunteer Development Officer) on 01254 587661 or email helen.hindley@blackburn.gov.uk