Volunteer Walk Leader

What You'll Do: 


Volunteers will attend Carers Together walks alongside Carers Together staff to provide a safe and enjoyable walks for carers and the person they care for. Volunteers may also plan and develop walks for carers

Carers Together events and activities are a valuable opportunity for carers to meet other carers and share experiences about their caring role as well as enjoying the mental and physical benefits of walking and being outside.


Core Tasks

  • Lead or provide back support on Carers Together walks
  • Ensuring all attendees feel included and welcome
  • Administration duties including attendance lists
  • Volunteers may also have the skills and would like to may also plan, develop, reccie and risk asses walks for carers
Why You'll Love It: 
You will be able to gain experience in providing face-to-face support, while helping unpaid carers from the local community be able to cope better with the day-to-day challenges of their caring role.
What You'll Learn: 
You will learn about the specific challenges faced by unpaid carers, as well as practisicing your skills in providing face-to-face support to people. 
What We're Looking For: 
Skills Good people and listening skills Good administration and organisation skills Basic map reading skills   Knowledge Knowledge of carers’ legislation and the issues carers face would be beneficial Knowledge of the local area and walking routes Knowledge of safeguarding   Understanding Understanding of the importance of confidentiality, appropriate boundaries, safeguarding and the needs of carers and those they care for A basic understanding of the role of carers and the issues they face   Qualities Friendly and approachable Fit and active Enjoy meeting new people Ability to use discretion when appropriate
Social Care
Older People
Redcar and Cleveland
2 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Interpersonal / Confidence
CV / Resume
DBS check
In-Person Interview
Over 18

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