31 - Walk Leaders
When We Need You
From 13/07/2004 onwards
Walk leaders work in pairs to lead short (up to 2.5 miles) walks. The led walks provide an opportunity for social contact which can motivate people to walk regularly; they also overcome the fear barrier of walking alone. Walk leaders have an opportunity to meet new people and walk with people. They also have an opportunity to do this outside and keep active themselves. We provide both walk leader training and a basic first aid course. Current leaders have gained a sense of achievement from encouraging and supporting others. You will be part of a national network of 700 walk leaders in Scotland
About Bums Off Seats - Fife Walking Initiative (VC)
Bums off Seats aims to get more people walking in their local area, especially people who take little exercise or live in areas of poor health. As part of the project we offer short led walks for groups of people at set times. (The walks are up to 2.5 miles in length) we ar looking for volunteer walk leaders to join our team of 52 volunteer walk leaders.
Skills & Experience
Friendly, aproachable and sociable Reliable Enthusiastic about walking Patient (do not begrudge being a 'back marker')
Across Fife - gradually increasing the areas covered as more walk leaders are recruited. Walks take place on different days/times/venues. Time commitment is approx 1and a half hours per week.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Interview, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Volunteer Walk Leader Training & First Aid are provided Ongoing support provided by regular visits from project officer and volunteer get-together events where issues are raised/ongoing training provided if needed
Sports / Outdoor activities
Sport / Outdoor activities
Public transport rates plus mileage of 35p per mile
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Lochore Meadows Country Park
Contact: Vivienne McNiven
Tel: 01592 583343