ID: 204935

Heart Foundation Walking - Walking group leaders Wanted Across South Australia

Recreation Regular - more than 6 months South Australia SA

About this opportunity

Heart Foundation Walking is Australia’s largest FREE walking network. It is a social, fun and easy way for people to walk and be active. With more than one in four Australian adults doing very little or no exercise at all, Heart Foundation Walking is a great way to help people increase their physical activity.

Heart Foundation Walking is designed to help people enjoy regular physical activity. As well as the physical benefits, walking as part of a group can benefit your mental health too!

Over the past 25 years more than 100,000 Australians have participated in a Heart Foundation Walking group, with over 90% of participants staying active after six months of joining.

Walk Organisers come from all walks of life (no pun intended!) and all regions across SA. Walk Organisers enjoy the flexibility of deciding when/where and how often they want to walk and reap the benefits of a healthier mind and body. You're also providing an invaluable opportunity for your community to join in a free, social and fun way to get healthy!

If you have ever thought of starting your own walking group, Heart Foundation Walking is a great way to build a long-lasting community of walkers in your area.

**Some of the roles and responsibilities of a Walk Organiser are: **

  • Complete basic online training (approx. 15 minutes)

  • Undertake a National Police History Check (cost covered by Heart Foundation)

  • Plan a safe walking route

  • Promote the walk and gain new walkers

  • Attend walks and welcome new walkers

  • Enter monthly attendance logs online to get rewarded for walking milestones

**What support does Heart Foundation Walking offer Walk Organisers? **

  • Recognition as a Heart Foundation volunteer

  • Online training

  • Free Heart Foundation t-shirt

  • Walker recognition scheme which rewards and acknowledges walking milestones

  • Walk Organisers are covered by the Heart Foundation’s volunteer insurance policy

  • Free resources to promote the group

*Heart Foundation staff available to support Walk Organisers in promoting and managing their group

Help get your community active and apply today!

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *.

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

1-2 hours per week depending how often and how far you decide to walk.

Suitable for
  • Families with Children
  • Groups of 10 or more
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Sport & Physical Activity

Approximately 15 mins online training