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Leading group activities volunteers needed for Reading Borough Council (RBC) in RG6

Volunteer Walk Leaders Required to lead a regular walk every Wednesday morning in Palmer Park.

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The successful applicants will receive free Walking for Health Volunteer Walk Leader Training in order to join a team of walk leaders that conduct a Family Walk to and from the Chalkboard Café in Palmer Park every Wednesday at 11.00 am

This walk is a gentle walk that includes a wide range of walkers including:

  • Mothers or nannies with their buggies and children
  • disabled people with wheelchairs or mobility scooters, carers
  • people recovering from operations or illness that affect their mobility

anyone who wishes to join an organised walk where they feel safe and supported with the added benefit of companionship as they walk along.Walk leaders wear hi-vis jackets and have to do a small amount of administration such as taking registers and giving out notices at the start of each walk.

Walks are approximately 45 minutes long.

 

Contact person firstname
Philip Burbidge, Walks Programme Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 937 5089
Contact instructions?
Email preferred
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG6 1LF

Map
Location description
From Chalkboard Café and around Palmer Park
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Wed AM
Availability required
All of these times
Additional timing details
Every Wednesday from 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
Task type?
Leading group activities
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a specific rolePrefers a regular scheduleSelf organised/motivatedLeaderNetworkerGood sense of humourSociableSupportiveCommunicatorWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsideHas a few hours to spare
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Volunteer Walk Leader Training
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
Regular support and meetingts from Walks Coordinator
Are expenses paid?
No
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
16
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
2
Opportunity added on
8 December 2016

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