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Walking Buddies

For Maldon & District Community Voluntary Service

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Walking Buddies are volunteers who will be matched with someone who would like to increase their exercise, starting with a gentle walk, or who has been spending more time at home would like to build confidence going out.

Walking buddies offer a short walk with a respectful volunteer. The benefits will be gentle exercise, social contact and reduction of anxiety.

Once matched with an individual you will be given information about their location, their circumstances and their mobility.

You will visit them to take a gentle walk of around 30 minutes from their home address to give them an opportunity for a chat and some light exercise.  Walks may be shorter at first and will be dependent on the individual’s mobility and confidence. 

Currently looking for Buddy Walkers to support in the Dengie area, North of the District including Tollesbury and Tolleshunt D'arcy and Central Maldon area. 

What skills do I need?

Volunteers should have a friendly and empathetic nature.

Be confident with gentle walking / exercise. 

Guidance and support provided.

Interests

  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health

Activities

  • Supporting People and Befriending

Details

  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    By agreement.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 09/11/2021

End Date: 31/10/2024

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Availability Details

Dependent on demand

Location

This opportunity is available in: Maldon

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