Walk Leaders

Brio Leisure and Macmillan Published: October 18, 2017
Location
Opportunity Type
Posted By
EPNAVCO
Benefits
Community
Skill
Role Specific
Activities
Community Work
Suitable for under 18s
No

Description

Walking for Health us England’s largest network of health walk schemes, helping all kinds of people to lead a more active lifestyle, running walks with great success for over 12 years now, improving thousands of lives. When you’re living with or after cancer, physical activity can help you make a positive change to your life. Walking is one of the easiest ways to become active as it doesn’t require any specialist equipment to get started, with just a good pair of walking shoes you’re ready to go. We are establishing a large scale volunteering programme at Brio on behalf of Macmillan, to support people affected by cancer in West Cheshire. These activities include a range of health walks to encourage people affected by cancer to get involved with walking and gentle physical exercise.
KEY TASKS –
Leading weakly walks to support people affected by cancer.
To become familiar with walk routes
To collate health walk questionnaire from all participants
To keep written registers for each walk.
To support us to identify routes and undertake walk risk assessments
To attend training sessions and keep in contact with the scheme coordinator.

Volunteers do not need to have had personal experience of cancer, but should be passionate about giving information and support to people affected by cancer.
Enthusiastic about walking and able to communicate the basic benefits of walking and physical activity.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to recognise own boundaries and limitations of role.
Friendly and welcoming with good communication skills and good at listening and responding to people.
Reliable, punctual, honest and well-organised.
Volunteers do not need to have had personal experience of cancer, but should be passionate about giving information and support to people affected by cancer.
Enthusiastic about walking and able to communicate the basic benefits of walking and physical activity.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and to recognise own boundaries and limitations of role.
Friendly and welcoming with good communication skills and good at listening and responding to people.
Reliable, punctual, honest and well-organised.

Due to the nature of this role volunteers will be required to complete a DBS form and provide referees

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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