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Helpers required to support a growing network of locally based, local, free, regular (weekly) short walks (2-4 miles 40 to 90 minutes) from a number of local bases, aimed at getting older people active on a regular basis.

The programme of walks requires people to commit to supporting the walks by assisting in managing the walks. Each walk - they all run weekly from their own discrete bases- requires at least 3 responsible people who will control the walk and manage any issues (rare.) This involves greeting walkers at the registration (typically 10 a.m.) and then going on the walk, engaging people in conversation, checking that people who are sloweror older are coping and are happy - and keeping in touch with the walk leader to ensure the safety and comfort of the walkers. Helpers will then usually stay with the walkers at the base after the walk - enjoying some refreshment - and sometimes washing up and tidying up. There is much satisfaction in working with people who are gaining benefit from the exercise (maybe post-operative post-chemo or just wanting more activity) but also from the regular social contact - combatting isolation, depression etc.

Sale Sports Club, M332DE

Free training and accreditation as a walk leader or helper is offered - and also free first aid training if volunteered for. Regular good practice meetings with fellow volunteers, often with free lucnh and refreshment.

Good people skills and desire to make a difference to people's lives are the most important skills- with reasonable organisational skills. A moderate level of fitness so that you can undertake the walks and a willingness to be reliable.

Our walks all start from a specific local point - e.g. St Clement's Church, Urmston Woodkeys Park Sale Broadheath Community Centre, Altrincham.

Volunteer,Community

You must be over 16 years old You need an induction Applicants will be shortlisted Accessible

Open from Monday 14th January 2019 to Monday 18th March 2019

Sessions

January

Monday, 14 January 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 1 hours

Monday, 21 January 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 1 hours

Monday, 28 January 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 1 hours

February

Monday, 04 February 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 1 hours

Monday, 11 February 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 1 hours

Monday, 18 February 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 1 hours

Monday, 25 February 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 1 hours

March

Monday, 04 March 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 1 hours

Monday, 11 March 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 1 hours

Monday, 18 March 2019

Starting at 09:00 for 1 hours

Location

Sale Sports Club, M332DE