Walk Leader Volunteers

Volunteering for the Stratford-on-Avon District Health Walks Scheme

Volunteer Walks Leader Poster

Stratford-on-Avon District Council's Health Walks scheme was set up to increase the number of local people who walk to maintain or improve their health and wellbeing. The scheme is accredited by Ramblers Walking for Health.

The scheme relies on volunteers to lead short health walks in the district on weekdays. We currently provide walks in the following locations: Bidford-on-Avon, Shipston-on-Stour, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Southam and Wellesbourne (some of these walks are currently not running, find out more here). Walks typically last between 30 minutes and 90 minutes. No experience is necessary as full training is provided for free (this training is nationally recognised and a certificate of attendance is provided). First aid training is not required but is recommended by Ramblers Walking for Health.

What we expect from volunteers

  • commitment to leading, or assisting with leading, a walk in the Stratford District following training
  • when leading a walk, devising a route which factors in safety and suitability for the members of the group
  • completing a register of attendance when leading, ensuring new walkers complete registration forms and that registers / forms are kept safe (and passed onto the scheme co-ordinator at Stratford-on-Avon District Council)

To hear why volunteer walk leaders recommend the role, please watch this YouTube video.

For further information about being a Ramblers Walking for Health leader, visit the Walking for Health website.

If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact the Leisure team on 01789 260115 or email leisure@stratford-dc.gov.uk.

Last updated on 25/08/2020

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