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  • Volunteer Walk Leader
    with Bums Off Seats (Active Fife)

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO47103 - Created/last updated: 25/08/2021



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    About this opportunity:Walk leaders work as part of a team to lead short (up to an hour max) walks across Fife. The led health walks provide an opportunity for social contact in your local area in a supportive environment. Walking for Health is a great way to do some physical activity whilst gaining mental and social benefits. 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. They provide walk leader training and ongoing support. Current leaders have gained a sense of achievement from encouraging and supporting others. You will be part of a national network of walk leaders in Scotland.

    Takes place:
    morningsafternoonsevenings
    Mondays
    Tuesdays
    Wednesdays
    Thursdays
    Fridays
    Saturdays
    Sundays
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:Volunteer walk leader training 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 community lead walks programme happens across Fife and they are gradually increasing the areas covered as more walk leaders are recruited. The walks happen on different days/times/venues.

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

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