The next training course for volunteer walk leaders is on Thursdays 23 and 30 September (9.30 – 1.30) (you need to attend both mornings).
The Volunteer Walk Leaders training course is designed to establish a group of local adults trained to promote and lead walks on an ongoing basis. It is a recognised and accredited course, established by the National ‘Walking the Way to Health Initiative’ (WHI).
To be recognised as a trained Volunteer Walk Leader and receive the Certificate of Attendance you must attend all parts of the course.
The Leader’s roles are:
To lead safe and enjoyable walking sessions for people of all ages and abilities.
To promote the health benefits of walking and motivate people to take up walking as a form of physical recreation.
To help people adapt health walking to meet their individual needs.
After the training you will be able to:
- Outline the main benefits to be gained by regular walking
- Organise and lead a walking session
- Outline the role of the leader at the start, during and at the end of a ‘Health Walk’
- Recognise potential safety hazards
- Advise on practical issues such as intensity, frequency, posture and clothing
- Outline the essential qualities of a ‘good’ walk leader
What to bring
A full set of notes will be provided but please bring a pen/pencil and some blank sheets of paper. The training will involve some practical, enjoyable activity sessions and we will go on a demonstration ‘Health Walk’. Please wear suitable shoes and loose, comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the weather!
For more information on the training course:
Tel: 020 3049 3485
You can find more information here about walks in your area here
A poster of the event is also available Volunteer Walk Leader training poster Grove Park