Could you help someone go for a stroll?
Sometimes people lose the confidence and the habit of going out unaccompanied. This may be due to physical illness and deterioration, a recent operation, e.g. hip replacement, a fall or anxiety or perhaps they have been self isolating or shielding for several months.
As a Walk Volunteer you’ll offer the opportunity for a chat and light exercise while increasing the person’s social contact and reducing their anxiety.
In general these are short walks from the persons home address and are flexibly arranged to suit both the volunteer and the walker.
The length of the walk will be dependent on the individual’s mobility and confidence and walk length could increase as confidence improves.
Volunteers will have:
good communication skills
rapport and empathy with vulnerable adults
ability to walk a short distance and support another in doing this
time available to walk during daylight hours
If you are interested in this role please click on the links below or contact your local Volunteer Centre for information: