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Walking for Health Volunteers
Walking for HealthBecome a walk leader and enjoy helping people get the benefits of regular walking.

We are looking for people who:

  • Are committed
  • Are available for training – one full day
  • Can be available to assist on, or lead, walks on a regular basis
  • Are easily contactable and who can keep up regular communication with the scheme coordinator

In order to lead walks you would ideally possess the following characteristics, skills and qualities which are particularly valuable as a Walk Leader:

  • Strong “people skills” with a degree of patience
  • Sociable and reliable
  • Respected and trusted
  • Able to empathise with walkers and with an awareness of their range of capabilities
  • An awareness of not just the physical, but the social and environmental reasons for walking
  • An understanding of how to pace a walk to benefit all
  • A reasonable level of fitness

There are a number of ways in which volunteers can lead, with a degree of flexibility if necessary.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a walk leader, please contact Julie Haslett or complete and return a walk leader application form.

T 01737 779979
E julie.haslett@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

East Surrey Walking for Health
YMCA Sports & Community Centre, Princes Road, Redhill, RH1 6JJ