Our Health Walk scheme wouldn’t exist without our fantastic volunteers, who lead health walks around the district and provide encouragement and information to walkers.

What makes a good volunteer walk leader?

The main skill we look for from our volunteers is an enthusiasm for walking and its benefits! We would also like our volunteers to be:

  • observant - able to recognise/report risks or hazards

  • punctual and reliable

  • patient - this is particularly important for back marker walk leaders who need to motivate the slower walkers

  • organised with good communication skills

  • approachable.

What are the benefits of becoming a volunteer?

Benefits include:

  • free health walk leader training

  • free first aid training

  • insurance cover

  • resources to assist with health walks, such as  rucksacks and first aid kits

  • the chance to become an active member of the local scheme

  • satisfaction from helping others to access and enjoy the benefits of walking.


We are always looking for new volunteers to become part of the scheme. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer health walk leader, please contact the One Leisure Active Lifestyles team.