Sport and Recreation - Walk Leader

Many locations to choose from around Poole including Poole Park, Upton Country Park, Broadstone, Canford Heath

Volunteers are invited to lead walks within the Poole Healthy Walks Scheme. The Poole Healthy Walks Scheme offers short, free weekly walks led by trained volunteers each week and plays a vital role in assisting people to take frequent light exercise each week as part of a supportive and sociable group.

Volunteer leaders will be asked to attend a free one off training course and will then be asked to assist or lead the delivery of a weekly walk. If you have an hour or two that you can spare each week to help others to remain active we would love to hear from you

All walks are between 1-2 miles in length and take place on firm level ground with parking available to ensure that the walks are accessible to people with a disability. The only exception is a monthly nature walk that takes place on Canford Heath.

Suitable footwear for walking and waterproof coat required if walking on a wet day

An interest in walking and a friendly nature are essential.

Good level of physical fitness required.

A date will be arranged for the volunteer to attend a Walk Leader training course and following the training the volunteer will be asked to shadow one of the schemes existing Walk Leaders prior to leading a walk independently.

Supervisor: Chris Dear

Sorry, no travel expenses available for this opportunity.