As a volunteer walk leader, you’ll be helping people in your community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get. Plus you’ll stay active, develop your leadership skills, get to know your local area and meet lots of new people.
What do walk leaders do?
During a walk, walk leaders are at the front, middle or back of a group. They plan routes, support walkers and make sure everyone is safe and happy.
Do I get training?
Yes. You’ll receive Walk Leader training through Leeds City Council, as well as refresher training. You’ll also receive ongoing support from us here at Feel Good Factor.
What skills do I need?
The main skill we need from our volunteer walk leaders is an enthusiasm for walking and its benefits!
You don’t need any particular experience, but we love our leaders to be friendly and welcoming, with good communication skills; reliable, punctual and well organised; confident at speaking in front of small groups; able to take control and be assertive when needed and observant and sensitive to the needs of others.
How much time do I need to give?
Our walks are for 2 hours per week so including travelling, preparation and paperwork, leading a single walk close to home typically takes around 2 and a half to 3 hours, plus occasional meetings with FGF and refresher training.
Contact Angela on 0113 350 4200 for further information.