Move Mates is a walking buddy project. We pair people who struggle to get out on their own, with one of our wonderful volunteers, for a regular walk.
Move Mates is for adults of all ages and can help people with short-term goals such as building confidence to get to new places, or with longer-term support to improve physical, mental, and emotional health outcomes.
We need volunteers to deliver our post. This role is perfect for those who have sporadic work patterns or hobbies and may not feel they can commit to more regular volunteering. Our volunteers deliver mail to beneficiaries and volunteers using peoplepower (walk, run, cycle), giving you a great reason to get out and move whilst providing practical support.
You need compassion, good communication and be empathetic to people from all walks of life.
You need to be able to walk, run or cycle, we aim to deliver all our mail via human powered movement.
Across County Durham - very flexible, as and when needed.
3 online modules depending on what role you volunteer for:
1. "Move the Masses Volunteer Essentials"
2. "Move Mate Volunteer Training"
3. "Move the Masses Wellbeing Walk Leader Training."
You will help people in the community where you live, helping build a more connected wider community around you.
Improved mental and physical health and wellbeing.
You will make new friends
Help your own mental and physical health and wellbeing
Gives you experience in the charity sector potentially helping you in your current/future career.
Regular volunteer socials.
We are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/move.mates.uk