Hertfordshire Health Walks provide free, health focused, led walks, helping everyone get outdoors, get more active and reap the benefits. We need more leaders to help deliver walks. You’ll join our network of around 250 leaders, improve your health and build work experience as part of an important health, environment and physical activity project. Hertfordshire Health Walks are provided by Herts County Council in partnership with district and borough councils, MacMillan Cancer Care, Ramblers UK and others. We work closely with the NHS too. Available since 2001, we currently provide up to 55 walks per week and last year had 37,000+ attendances on our walks! Our shortest walks are 20 minutes and longest walks 90 minutes; we’re not about elite walking, just enough physical activity to help save people’s lives and improve mental and social wellbeing (did you know being sufficiently physically active reduces the risk of death by up to 1/3?). We already have a fantastic group of volunteer Hertfordshire Health Walks Leaders who work to provide free, health focused, led walks in their local community. Some volunteers donate their time 2-3 times a week, others volunteer every two months, and that’s ok too. You simply agree your commitments with the scheme co-ordinator and we will fully support you to lead walks for us. We need more Hertfordshire Health Walk Leaders to continue our brilliant service. We provide a free nationally recognised one-day walk leadership qualification and an optional first aid course. We also provide clothing and equipment to allow you to lead walks in safety and comfort. This opportunity is ideal for anyone who wants to enjoy walking in their local community, being part of a social and gentle physical activity group. It is also great work experience for anyone hoping to work in medicine, nursing, the ambulance service, healthcare, sport and fitness, physiotherapy but also conservation, nature and countryside roles too.
What they’re looking for
free, one-day Health Walk Leader training course is provided and optional 3 hour first aid course. Ideally you should enjoy walking, even if only short distances, meeting new people and be happy to walk come rain or shine. A general interest in promoting physical, mental and social health and wellbeing. Informal Discussion, Interviews, please attend a few walks from the programme first and make yourself known to existing Health Walk leaders
If you can spare a little time once a week or once a month to lead a Health Walk, get in touch to secure your place on a free training day.
• June 7th Leavesden
• June 12th London Colney
• July 10th Hertford
• July 19th Hitchin
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