Health Walk Leader

Do you like walking? Enjoyed  walking during lockdown? Maybe with a nice cuppa at the end? 

We are looking for 'Walk Leaders' to support participants in achieving the aims of “Hart Health Walks” by leading or assisting a series of planned local walks starting and finishing at specific points. The walks are 50 - 60 minutes long with short walks (10 - 30 minutes) organised for those less able. At the end of the walks there will be refreshments and a chance to chat.

Walk leaders are asked to undertake a range of tasks, including:

·       Assisting new participants in completing health questionnaires and other paperwork,

        if not already completed online.

·       Leading or assisting individual walks, either long or short walks, ensuring the overall safety of the group.

Research, plan and risk assess suitable routes where necessary.

This is a great role for someone who appreciates the outdoors and can gently encourage others to participate and enjoy walking within their own physical capabilities.


Skills

Volunteers need to:

·       Enjoy walking and the benefits associated with it.

·       Have good communication and organisational skills.

·       Be friendly, approachable and comfortable in a group to make the walk a "social occasion".

·       Be reliable and punctual.

·       Be non-judgmental and have an understanding of the needs of others.

·       Have some knowledge of their local area.

There is some training required and walk leaders will need to attend a Hart Voluntary Action training course for volunteer walk leaders.

We initially offer a 'taster' session for potential leaders to meet the existing team and come along on a couple of walks before deciding that you would like to progress to becoming a walk leader. 



Details

  • Accessibility
    The role is physically active.
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Leaders can help at one or multiple sessions... the choice is yours. Walks are usually a maximum of 1 hour and walk leaders are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before hand to welcome walkers. Locations: Monday: Hook Tuesday: Crookham Village Wednesday: Fleet and Yateley, Friday: Hartley Wintney Thursday: Odiham


Location

St John the Evangelist Church
London Road
Hook
Hampshire
RG27 9EG

Crookham Street Social Club
The Street
Crookham Village
Fleet
Hampshire
GU51 5SJ

The Lismoyne Hotel
45 Church Road
Fleet
Hampshire
GU51 4NE

The Parish Room
The Bury
Odiham
Hampshire
RG29 1NB

Cafe 46 (next to St Peter's Church)
Reading Road
Yateley
Hampshire
GU46 7LR

St John's Church
Fleet Road
Hartley Wintney
Hampshire
RG27 8ED

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