Wellbeing Walks Volunteer

What is re:fresh?

Our re:fresh team of Instructors are dedicated to supporting the health and wellbeing of the people living and working in our borough. We are committed to increasing physical activity in any shape or form, whether it’s through our Get Active community sessions designed for beginners, our Exercise Referral Programme for those living with long term conditions, our focus on Learning Disabilities & Autism sessions that encourage exercise and social interaction, or by our 16 week structured Falls Prevention Programme. We have something for everyone to encourage people to move more.

For more information on re:fresh, visit: Home | re:fresh

The Role – Wellbeing Walks Volunteer

Our wellbeing walks are a large part of our volunteer programme and offer a wide variety of options to explore our borough, whatever your ability. We have short, 30 minute health walks that are accessible for all as well as progression walks of up to 2 hours in length, plus a range of medium length walks set in the heart of communities. The aim is to offer something for all abilities and from a wide range of starting locations so that as many people as possible can access our walks. We are looking for motivated individuals to assist with some of our current walks or who would be looking to establish more community based walks either in their area or beyond. Here’s a link to our current Active Outdoors programme with all of our walks listed – https://refreshbwd.com/active/stay-active-outdoors/


To have the physical capability to participate in the session – if you’re unsure of this, please contact The Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 or email wellbeing@blackburn.gov.uk for more information.

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  • To brief all participants at the start & end of the session
  • To complete registers at every walk
  • To comply with all health & safety regulations and report any hazards or risks identified
  • To complete all relevant training needed to be a wellbeing walks leader/back marker
  • Log volunteering hours via an on-line computer system.

Required Qualities:

  • A competent walker
  • Enthusiastic & motivated
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Friendly & approachable
  • A keen interest in walking and the benefits it can provide.


  • A DBS is required for all roles with re:fresh
  • Ramblers Walks Leader training
  • Volunteer Learning Passport access (e-learning)
  • Emergency First Aid Course


Required Age:

16 years +


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All across Blackburn with Darwen, depending on the session.

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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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