Walk Leader Training

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Would you like to become a Volunteer Walk Leader? Free training and support is available.

Walk Leader Training

The volunteer walk leader training is a full day course (9.30am to 3.30pm). Cascade trainers have been trained to deliver volunteer walk leader training  to volunteers. The one day volunteer walk leader training is a participatory training day which covers:

  • The benefits of physical activity
  • Identifying barriers to physical activity
  • Motivating people to walk
  • A demonstration health walk
  • Components of a health walk
  • Monitoring safety
  • How to lead a walk

What makes a good volunteer walk leader?

  • Observant – being able to recognise / report any risks or hazards
  • Enthusiastic – have an understanding of the Walking the Way to Health Scheme and the associated health benefits of walking
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Patient – this is particularly important for back marker walk leaders who need to motivate the slower walkers
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communicational skills
  • Approachable.