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Walker Leaders & Walk Champion

Steps to Health (Leisure and Culture Dundee)

Sport / Outdoor Activities

Description

Steps to Health is a programme designed to reduce inactivity levels and to increase the number of people walking. It has particular focus on supporting active lifestyles among inactive adults and those with long term conditions. Short health walks are free to attend and are led across the city.

We are seeking friendly individuals to help us to support various walking groups around Dundee. You can go through training to become a certified Walk Leader, or simply come along as often as you can manage to help chat to folk and make the tea and coffee at the end – it’s up to you. Various opportunities are available at different groups around the city.

Volunteers must go through LACD’s own induction process and are fully supported with any training needs.

Organisation aims and objectives

Steps to Health is a programme designed to reduce inactivity levels and to increase the number of people walking. It has particular focus on supporting active lifestyles among inactive adults and those with long term conditions. Short health walks are free to attend and are led across the city.

Availability

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

There are a variety of walks available from Monday to Thursday at the moment, typically one in the morning and one in the afternoon, although these are subject to change and different walks may suit different people, therefore walks will be discussed individually with the volunteer. Walks generally last around an hour, with coffee and tea afterwards. Volunteers should be there around 15 minutes before a walk to help greet people and discuss routes.

Restrictions

Volunteers must go through PVG checks via LACD.

Experience required: This volunteer opportunity would suit people who are friendly, like talking to people and generally active. The programme focuses on people with long-term health conditions, as well as general health walks, so an understanding of some conditions such as dementia, additional support needs or mental health would be beneficial but is not essential, as training will be given if required.

Travel details: Various venues around the city – to be discussed with volunteers individually.

Minimum age: 18

Support

Taster available: Yes

Taster details: Volunteers are welcome to come along to any walks to see if they are for them and opportunities can be discussed at any time.

Training details: There is the opportunity to go through Paths For All Walk Leader Training, as well as other training such as Dementia Friendly Walk Leader training, Cancer Awareness training and first aid. Other training opportunities may come up throughout the year which might be of use to the volunteer and will be offered if appropriate. Volunteers will have an allocated contact (member of staff) who will provide any other support needed.

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Contact name: John Smith

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