Walk Leader Training

Volunteering with Ramblers Wellbeing is a great way to give something back to your community and offers the opportunity to meet new, like-minded people, learn new skills and take part in walks at the same time. It’s almost impossible not to feel good when we’re walking outdoors – it’s a natural mood-booster! And the great news is we don’t need to walk far or fast to feel its effects on our health and wellbeing. Simply getting out is a tonic for our minds and bodies, and it is sociable too.

So that we can offer more Wellbeing Walks across Dudley borough we need new volunteer Walk Leaders, can you help?

See role profile below or find out more on our website: Ramblers Wellbeing Walks Dudley


Tuesday 21st June – 9:30am – 1:00pm


Tuesday 16th August – 9:30am – 1:00pm

To become a Walk Leader attendance at only one of the dates above is required.


Netherton Park Healthy Hub, Greaves Rd, Netherton, Dudley, DY2 9EX.

Please email aidan.wheeler@dudley.gov.uk to book a place.

Volunteer Role Profile
Volunteer Role Wellbeing Walks – Leader
Volunteer Manager Wellbeing Walks – Coordinator
Where you will be based – Community

Why we want you

From our creation our aim has been to give people the confidence to get out
walking and enjoying the outdoors in a safe way and help people be healthier.
To do this we need people to share their enthusiasm for the benefits of walking
with others in their community by leading walks in your local area. You’ll work
with the Coordinator, Walk Assistants and other Walk Leaders in your area to
deliver a range of accessible walks that enable people to bring activity into
their lives and feel then benefits. We want everyone to have access to a short,
friendly group walk within easy reach of where they lie to help them become
and stay healthy.

What you will be doing?

  • Working with the Coordinator(s) to plan suitable walks
  • Agreeing and committing to dates to lead walks on
  • Giving the coordinator all the information they need to add the walks
  • Checking and risk assessing the route before and during the walk
  • Welcome and include all walkers on the walk
  • Being responsible for the group during the walk, making sure everyone is
    kept safe and accounted for
  • If any accident or incident happens on the walk, report it quickly

The skills you need

  • Experience of walking in your local area or community
  • People person, able to welcome and include people in a group setting
  • Good communication skills and able to build a relationship with all sorts of
What’s in it for you
  • Access to training
  • Support and advice from other Walk Leaders, Walk Assistants and
  • Being part of a friendly group
  • Helping people access and explore their local area
  • Helping people meet new people and make new friends