ID: 161674

Park Walk Leader

Environment & Conservation Regular - more than 6 months Kallista VIC

About this opportunity

The Park Walks program designs and promotes a range of weekly walks including short, introductory level walks in picturesque parks and medium length walks which are more challenging. Research shows that exercising in nature has greater benefits than exercising indoors thus Parks Victoria is running programs such as this to welcome, encourage and achieve those benefits.

Volunteer Park Walk leaders guide the group along the designated route, creating a friendly and inclusive atmosphere for all participants.

The Dandenong Ranges Lyrebird Loop Park Walk is approx. 4 km in length, on a sloping terrain with sections of the trail on a steep gradient. It takes approximately 90 minutes to complete, dependent on the ability of the participants.

Key responsibilities:

• Lead 90 min (approx.) walk, leaving from Grants Picnic Ground once per week / fortnight (depending on agreed shift allocation) • Provide friendly social interaction with the park visitors • Provide park information to the park visitors • Alert park rangers to any trail hazards discovered on walking trails • Collect data on numbers of participants and participant feedback

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . Medical Check *. National Police Certificate *. Traffic Check *. Working with Children Check *.

- Have a positive, friendly attitude and willingness to engage with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disabilities and their carers
- Have a passion for walking and be reasonably fit
- Have an interest in parks, conservation and/or nature
- Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

A few hours per week/fortnight. Each walk takes around 90 mins.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Tour Guides, Information & Heritage

Trainng will be provided