Move Mate

Spennymoor, Chester le Street, Newton Aycliffe, Stanley, Durham City

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.


Move Mate – We need volunteers who would like to walk and talk with someone who would otherwise struggle to leave their home. Being a walking buddy is so rewarding and such a simple way to volunteer.

Skills & Qualities

You need compassion, good communication and be empathetic to people from all walks of life.

When & Where?

An hour per week to walk and talk with someone. Meet at their front door weekly or fortnightly and go from there.

All other volunteer positions can be as little or as much time as you can give and fully flexible.

We ask for a 3 month commitment if possible, although we can be flexible!

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

2 online modules depending on what role you volunteer for:
1. "Move the Masses Volunteer Essentials"
2. "Move Mate Volunteer Training"

Volunteer Benefits

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.
Online training.
DBS certificate.

Other Information

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Hours: 0.5 - 2 Type: Mental Health, Outdoors, Mentoring/Befriending, Sport & Fitness, Health & Social Care

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