Since 2017, our Scottish Walk Leadership Project has been helping us recognise and build upon the talents of our wonderful walk leader volunteers.
The project is boosting the hands-on training we offer to our 1,200 walk leaders – which in turn helps groups run more diverse and attractive walks programmes.
There is a wide range of ways for new, experienced and potential walk leaders to improve their skills via the project. Our free courses focus on topics including First Aid, Navigation, Walk Leader Essentials and Mentorship.
We’ve a rolling programme of courses across Scotland, for any volunteers who want to get involved.
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The training courses explained:
Why is the project needed?
About one in five of our members lead walks, and this free training is an excellent opportunity to support them in this valuable volunteering role.
Meanwhile, an internal evaluation in 2013 found that our groups need a diverse portfolio of walks to attract new members and maintain interest. And a previous independent report by Bob Barton highlighted the need for the Ramblers to support our volunteers to grow their skills.
We were delighted by the demand and positive feedback during the initial pilot of the project during 2017. Ongoing on courses shows how much our volunteers value the training being offered.
What has the project achieved?
By spring 2019:
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0131 357 5850.