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Somerset Health Walk Leaders

Somerset Health Walks wouldn't exist without our fantastic volunteer walk leaders, who lead health walks taking place around the country. As a volunteer walk leader, you would be helping people in your community to get active and healthy, providing vital support that they otherwise might not get.

Somerset Health Walk Leaders

Role responsibilities

As a walk leader, your responsibilities will include:

· Walking health walk routes beforehand (advance preparation) to make sure you know them.

· Making sure paperwork like registration forms and registers are completed (and in some cases added to the database).

· Leading and managing walks, usually jointly with other walk leaders.

· Trouble shooting and dealing with problems on walks, with the support of your scheme coordinator.

· Attending occasional walk leaders' meetings and refresher training.

· You could also be asked to help your scheme coordinator develop and risk assess new walking routes.

The benefits

Our walk leaders love their roles and tell us fantastic stories about how much they enjoy helping others to get active and get walking. But in case that doesn't convince you, here are some of the other great benefits:

· Full training with a nationally recognised and well respected scheme.

· Ongoing support and guidance from your scheme coordinator and Walking for Health.

· Access to Walking for Health resources and equipment to help you fulfil your role.

· Opportunity to meet new people including like-minded volunteers.

· Opportunity to discover more of your local area and spend time in the outdoors.

· Opportunity to be more physically active yourself.

What is the time commitment required?

Most walks are short (around an hour or less) so including travelling, preparation and paperwork leading a single walk close to home typically takes around 2.5-3 hours, plus recces and occasional meetings and refresher training. Typical schemes expect their leaders to attend at least one walk a month, depending on the programme and the numbers of leaders they have.

How to get involved

For more information on how to get involved please us the contact details above to contact Jo Smith (Mendip area) or Hettie Simpson (West Somerset area).

For the other areas of Somerset:

Sedgemoor - 0300 303 7800 / community.services@sedgemoor.gov.uk / website

Taunton and Wellington - 01823 273085 / alison.cottey@gll.org

South Somerset - website

Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided by third-parties and accepts no liability relating to any information contained on the site. If any contact details have been provided, It is recommended that you contact them directly.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK