Volunteer: Walk Leader Support

Throughout Our Year, we will be hosting a number of large and small-scale public events – we need friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to support the Sports Development and Physical Activity Team at the Moving Festival activities and events.


A Walk Leader Support will be required to:

  • Help co-ordinate participants in a safe walking activity, risk assessing any potential dangers along designated route prior to and during the walk.
  • Ensure that all walkers are walking at a comfortable pace to keep up with the walk.
  • Help and assist event attendees where needed, in a calm, polite and friendly manner.
  • Know the location of the first aid station and any first aid equipment, and contact designated first-aider in cases of emergency.
  • Understand methods or signals used to alert staff that an emergency has arisen.
  • Recognise potential hazards or safety concerns, reporting such findings immediately to supervisors.
  • Be able and willing to work evenings and weekends, where needed.
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More about the role

Can 14- to 17 year-olds volunteer?


What skills, experience or certifications are required?

• Good communicator
• Friendly and polite
• Can work as part of a team, following instructions and taking initiative as required.
• First aid would be beneficial but not essential.
• Walk Leader qualification is beneficial however training will be provided.

What induction and training will be provided?

A Walk Leader Support will need to attend a briefing session before the event, during which all event and walk leader support training will be provided (this may be online).

Optional First Aid training may also be offered, in the event that we are unable to recruit an adequate number of volunteers with First Aid certification.

What skills will volunteers develop?

• Customer service
• Confident communication
• Team-working
• Organisational skills
• Dynamic problem-solving
• Risk management
• Public/ Group speaking