Wellbeing Walks Walk Leaders

While walking through Britain’s countryside is fantastic in itself, studies have also shown the additional health and wellbeing benefits of taking a walk as part of a group. Make new friends, walk in amazing places and know that you’re helping people – just three of the great reasons that people are motivated to volunteer. 

We are looking for friendly, organised, enthusiastic walkers to train as volunteer walk leaders.   We work in partnership with The Ramblers Association, and we are seeking to grow the pool of walk leaders to both support the existing programme and also develop new walks.  You manage your own time, commitment and routes.  Your walks can be 30/60/90 minutes and can be slow, medium or fast paced.  Many of our walk leaders lead walks at the same time on the same day each week but we are equally keen to hear from you if you want to do something different ie evenings or weekends or just one walk a month.  You could train with a friend and share the fun?  More details about the walks programme can be found at Basingstoke Wellbeing Walks - Basingstoke Voluntary Action (bvaction.org.uk) (https://www.bcaction.org.uk/wellbeing walks/)

Walk Leaders undergo Ramblers Well Being Walk Leader training which consists of e-learning, approx 40-60 minutes at your own convenience, followed by one 3-hour face to face training session in Basingstoke. Face to face training for 2023 is scheduled to place between 2pm and 5pm on 6th March, 5th June and 2nd October.  Details of training will be discussed at interview.


  • A minimum commitment per week/month - time and details by agreement
  • Friendly and welcoming with good communication skills
  • Reliable, punctual and well-organised
  • Ability to work as part of a team or on your own
  • Confident at speaking in front of small groups
  • Able to take control and be assertive when needed
  • Observant and sensitive to the needs of others


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
    Walk Leaders are trained using specific Ramblers Wellbeing Walks material. This is online and in person, and includes shadowing another walk leader and leading a walk under observation
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Availability is dependant on whether joining an existing or involved in establishing a new walk


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