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 help run the Move Mates project. From ID checking new volunteers, to making monitoring calls with beneficiaries or checking walk logs, there are plenty of administrative tasks to get involved with.
You need compassion, good communication and be empathetic to people from all walks of life.
Computer literate, organised and good communication skills/comfortable talking on the phone
Anywhere you have access to a computer and a phone.
30 minutes to 8 hours per week - put in as many/little hours as you'd like.
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