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  • Volunteer Walk Leader
    with Bums Off Seats - Fife Walking Initiative

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO47103 - Created/last updated: 03/03/2020


    About this opportunity:Walk leaders work in pairs to lead short (up to 2.5 mile) walks. The led walks provide an opportunity for social contact which can motivate people to walk regularly, they also overcome the team 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 achievment from encourgaing and supporting others. You will be part of a national network of 700 walk leaders in Scotland.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteer walk leader training and basic 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.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We pay public transport rates plus mileage of 35p per mile.

    Experience required:Friendly, approachable and sociable. Reliable. Enthusiastic about walking. Patient (do not begrudge being a "back maker")

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Interview; References; Trial Period

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThe lead walk programme happens across Fife and we are gradually increasing the areas covered as more walk leaders are recruited. The walks happen on different days/times/venues. The time commitment is approximately 1 and a half hours per week.

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

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