Volunteer Programs - 3. Culture -Walk Abbotsford

Walk Abbotsford is a series of weekly 30 minute walks that take place in neighborhoods all over the city. These self-paced walks are designed to increase physical activity, improve social connection between residents and create a stronger sense of community and belonging.

Volunteer Walk Leaders will receive all the training they need in order to lead one of these neighborhood groups. Training includes:

  • First aid/CPR
  • Walk leader training workshop – 3 hours (dates to be announced)

One a volunteer walk leader has completed all their training they will be paired up with an experienced walk leader to co-lead their first walk. All walks will have 2-3 walk leaders present so that no person walks alone.

Note; your signup here is an expression of interest; you will confirm your participation in this program and chose your specific shift assignment once your training is complete. 

Description of Responsibilities:
• Greet and welcome walk participants

• Ensure participants have signed in each week

• Carry a backpack of supplies (provided)

• Lead participants along designated walk route

• Communicate with the Abbotsford Walk coordinator (as needed)

 

Skills and Qualifications Required:
• First aid/CPR - subsidized training available

Walk leader training workshop – 3 hours (dates to be announced)

• Ability to lead a walk for 30 minutes.

• Ability to engage and encourage participants.


Requirements:

• Minimum age: 15.

 

Time Commitment:
• 2 - 3 hours per month

• Shift commitments are on a seasonal basis (ie Fall; Sept – Dec, Winter; January to March)  

Location:
• Varies.

Additional Information:
Individuals can record volunteer hours under "Hours Log" in their myvolunteerpage.com account. Staff will approve the hours you’ve logged.

 

All Volunteers for this program must be Level 3 approved. Level 3 volunteers are those that have successfully completed their orientation interview, a Criminal Record Check, two references and specialized training specific to their program area.   

Contact:
Chrissy Borseth, Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@abbotsford.ca

604-557-7050