Grove House – Walking support volunteer

Do you love walking?

There are few things as accessible and enjoyable as going for a good walk, the fresh air, the chance to watch the wildlife and look at nature, the sunshine. Unfortunately this is something that some people are unable to do on their own, so having a trusted volunteer to help is essential.

Do you have time to share your enjoyment of walking with others who would benefit from having a walking buddy so that they can go for a walk?  

Older people services operate using quality services which are provided in a safe way for all residents, staff, volunteers, and visitors. Their core purpose is to provide person centred residential and daytime support for the people of Lancashire.

Support from a Volunteer can help make a great difference in someone’s life.

This opportunity is available at Grove House on a specific day and time Wednesday 10:00 – 13:00 & Sunday 10:00 – 13:00 and is weather dependant.

Please check you are available before applying.

You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks; this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check

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  • As a walking group support volunteer you will encourage residents to participate in 1:1 or group walking.
  • Actively support, encourage and empower the service user to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives
  • Encourage and spend some time chatting to residents helping to combat feelings of loneliness
  • Help to brighten up a resident’s day
  • Log volunteering hours monthly on-line
  • Complete minimum level training and commit to further training relevant to role

Required Qualities:

  • Be good communicators
  • Be committed to providing a good service
  • Be patient
  • Be empathetic
  • Have knowledge of Older People’s needs
  • Have Dementia issues awareness


Training will be provided in the form of distance eLearning.

Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and will be asked to regularly refresh training as required.

Required Age:

18 years +


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GROVE HOUSE, Highfield Road, Adlington PR6 9RH

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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