Volunteer Telford

Volunteer Telford

Volunteer Walk Leaders

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Opportunity Description

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks, Telford and Wrekin currently run 17 walks across 11 different locations in Telford, most are weekly, with one running twice a month and 3 just once a month.

These walks are supported by 26 active leaders. Unlike many Ramblers Wellbeing Walks schemes, this is run by a purely volunteer group.  

The aims of the scheme are to provide free, friendly, dependable walks that only need good footwear. The walks are graded at 3 levels, none lasting longer than 90 mins.

The scheme is now looking for Walk Leaders:

Although the scheme is running successfully, recruiting more walk leaders would decrease the pressure on current leaders and give more flexibility.  Map reading and compass skills not required!

Main duties:

Leading a particular walk(s) on a schedule to be agreed.

Time Commitment:

Up to 3 hours weekly, at agreed times and venues

Minimum commitment:  1 hour on a regular basis a month.  


Various locations across Telford.



Reliability Diplomacy Common sense Ideally familiarity with email.

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A well-established training programme:

Attend one or two  of the scheme walks to see what they are like.

Do two short online courses on Assemble, the Ramblers Volunteer Portal.

Attend a Presentation and take part in a demonstration walk, covering  doing  a recce ,  risk assessment, setting the pace and more

Shadow a walk leader.

Lead a walk under observation.

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