Volunteering and Training
Volunteering with Cardiff Walking for Health gives you the opportunity to:
- Meet new people in your community.
- Share your experience and knowledge.
- Learn new skills.
- Explore your local area and green spaces.
What does being a Walk Leader Involve?
Each of our Walking for Health walks requires a walk leader and a back leader to support the slower participants.
The three principle tasks involved in being a walk leader are:-
- Recording of a register of walkers at each walk.
- The collection of a health questionnaire in respect of new walkers.
- The preparation, when planning a walk, of a risk assessment.
Training is offered to prepare volunteers for leading a walk or other tasks. The one-day training course is free to volunteers and a manual and accreditation certificate is also issued to those who undertake the training.
Potential volunteers are invited to go on a health walk to get a feel for the issues concerned before the actual training day.
It is clear that there is a commitment involved in leading or supporting a walk and new walks are being planned with the idea of recruiting several potential walk leaders in each case, to enable a rota to be set up. Reliability and punctuality are the most important qualities of a good walk leader!
Do you want to be involved?
You can contribute in a variety of ways and time commitment is flexible.
If you are interested please see get in touch.
If you don’t think you can commit to being a Walk Leader but would still like to volunteer to help with Cardiff’s Walking for Health scheme, there are still a number of roles you can help with, such as route planners and assessors of walks, or general support to walkers.