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 around the Stratford District on weekday mornings and/or afternoons. We currently provide walks in the following areas: Bidford-on-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Southam and Wellesbourne. Walks typically last between 10 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 Walking for Health.

What we expect from volunteers:

  • Commit to leading or assisting with leading a walk in the Stratford District following training
  • When leading a walk, devise a route taking into consideration safety and appropriateness for the groups ability
  • Complete a register of attendance when leading, ensure new walkers complete registration forms and to ensure 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 video - youtu.be/K1sOU6FwzHk

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.

Last updated on 05/11/2018

Contact the Leisure team