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Walking Lead Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to lead our walking group for people who have been isolated and looking to

  • Provide a warm welcome and experience to participants
  • Leading, safe and enjoyable walks
  • Mapping out local walking routes
  • Taking a register of those attending the walks & returning this to staff.
  • Encouraging and buddying participants and the group.
  • Supporting and motivating participants.


Every Thursday, 9am – 11am


Bow Community Hub, London E3 3QB

Useful Contacts

Sadia Yasmin
Volunteering Officer
0777 941 6360

Description of tasks

  • Use resources to write easy to follow recipes and ingredient lists
  • Demonstrate how to follow the recipe to create the final dish
  • Ensure that all equipment is safe and in working order
  • Be aware of the skill level of service users and provide extra support to those that require it
  • Follow best practice in food hygiene and share this knowledge to the learners (training can be provided)
  • Lead the group to clean up, leaving the kitchen in the same clean state you found it
  • Plan sessions in advance so we can advertise what recipes will be cooked to encourage participation
  • Collect money from the group to purchase ingredients
  • Saving and making a record of any leftover money for the next session
  • Adhere to Poplar HARCA Health & Safety procedures set out by Bow Community Hub






  • Commit to leading health walks on a regular weekly basis (for 6 weeks)
  • Good communication skills to encourage, motivate and provide support to participants and others.
  • Friendly, sociable personality to develop good relationships with participants and others
  • Ability to plan, organise and manage health walks
  • Ability to research and plan routes for walks and identify any potential risks or hazards

What we can offer:

  • A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
  • The opportunity to gain experience within childcare
  • A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
  • An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
  • A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Access to other volunteering opportunities

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