Walking leader/Support

Do you love being outdoors? Get fit and healthy while giving back!
Flexible hours Flexible

Throughout Our Year, we will be hosting a number of large and small-scale public events – we need friendly, enthusiastic volunteers to support at the Moving Festival activities and events.

A Walk Leader Support will be required to:

  • Help co-ordinate participants in a safe walking activity, risk assessing any potential dangers along designated route prior to and during the walk.
  • Ensure that all walkers are walking at a comfortable pace to keep up with the walk.
  • Help and assist event attendees where needed, in a calm, polite and friendly manner.
  • Know the location of the first aid station and any first aid equipment, and contact designated first-aider in cases of emergency.
  • Understand methods or signals used to alert staff that an emergency has arisen.
  • Recognise potential hazards or safety concerns, reporting such findings immediately to supervisors.

We need two volunteers on each of the following dates - you can volunteer as a one-off or on an ongoing basis!

Castleford Canal Heritage Walk - 9th April

Art & Blue Plaque Walk, Wakefield - 16th June

Liquorice Heritage Trail walk, Pontefract - 13th and 14th July


Our Year will reimburse volunteers up to £5 in travel expenses per day


Sports & activities

Suitable for

People new to volunteering, People who are older, People who like being outdoors, People who are shy, People working on their wellbeing

Minimum age


Skills gained

Leadership, Talking to others, Teamwork

Skills needed

Talking to others



Our Year - Wakefield Council

Our Year - Wakefield District 2024 is a celebration of culture, creativity and heritage. Throughout 2024, Wakefield Council and our delivery partners will be looking for volunteers to help out at events and activities across the district.

Sign up at https://bit.ly/ouryearvolunteer
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