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Coventry Healthy Walks

Become a volunteer walk leader

Next training day

  • To be confirmed. Please contact Romilla Devi on romilla.devi@coventry.gov.uk or phone 07508 094 341 for Volunteer Walk Leader Application.

Why become a volunteer walk leader?

  • Sense of achievement from encouraging and supporting others
  • Make a valuable contribution to the project and to the community
  • Meet new people
  • Keep active and fit
  • Help others to be more active
  • Opportunity to be outdoors
  • Learn new skills
  • The walk leader training is certified by Walking for Health and is nationally recognised
  • You will be given opportunities to go on more free courses.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer walk leader, please fill in the online form.

What will you learn on the free one-day volunteer walk leader course?

  • Outline the main benefits to be had from a programme of regular walking
  • Outline and lead a walking session
  • Recognise potential hazards
  • Understand the practical issues such as intensity, frequency, posture and clothing.

You can also see photos of a training day

Nordic Walk Leader:

  • Lead mobilisation exercises
  • Lead stretches
  • Lead a Nordic Walk and take walkers through the gears

Entry requirements

  • No previous experience is necessary! (unless becoming a Nordic Walk leader, in which case you must have completed the 'learn to' course and have got your own poles)
  • Be committed to your walk
  • Lead a mapped-out and risk-assessed walk with our help
  • Make each walk suitable for the ability of individuals within the walking group
  • Attend quarterly Volunteer Walk Leader meetings whenever possible
  • Make new people feel welcome
  • Inform people of any health messages
  • If possible, tell us 48 hours in advance if you can't make the walk.
  • Complete registers and new walker questionnaires and give them to us regularly.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer walk leader, please fill in the online form.

What happens now?

Your interest in the course will be recorded on our database. We will then send you an application to come on the course which you will need to complete and return to us. When a training day becomes available we will contact you with the details. We also encourage you to attend the walks that are currently being led in Coventry. 

Walk leaders who have worked on the scheme  

All our walks are led by volunteer walk leaders, without whom this scheme just wouldn't happen. Take a look at some photos of the walk leaders.

Coventry Healthy Walks - walk leaders

Healthy walks co-ordinator

Be Active, Be Healthy Team

Email: beactivebehealthy@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7678 5627

Faseman House
Tile Hill
Faseman Avenue
Coventry
CV4 9RB

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