We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that helps disabled people and the wider community access the countryside through short taster sessions, longer rambles/rides and residential breaks using specialist equipment such as Mountain Trikes and Mountain Bike hand cycles/adapted cycles.
We run regular taster and training sessions so that people can build up their skills, strength and confidence with the equipment and they can then come out on longer rambles/rides with us. This year we have run Mountain Trike rambles and Hand Cycle rides in the Peak District, the Pennine Hills, National Trust & RSPB sites and the Yorkshire Dales in addition to organising residential trips to Kielder Forest in Northumberland, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District.
We campaign regionally for improved access to the countryside for people with disabilities, helping to inform policy at a strategic level. We are currently working in partnership with the RSPB, Yorkshire Dales National Park, The National Trust, The Woodland Trust and Yorkshire Water.
Volunteer Role TitleAssistant Walk Leader
About the Volunteer RoleIn this Volunteer role you will be helping us to make sure our walks are welcoming, friendly, enjoyable and safe. You will be undertaking routes beforehand to make sure you know them. Welcoming participants to the route, particularly new people. Where required, you will be meeting participants at their home and escorting them to the walk and back home. You will also be assisting the Walk Leader to manage the walk through middle and back marking and helping to deal with any problems encountered on the walks. You will also provide information about other walks and activities offered by Experience Community CIC. You will be asked to attend occasional volunteer meetings and training sessions. This is a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and helping people.
Type Of RegularFlexible
Suitable for under 18'sNo
Type of roleSport / Physical Activity
Special RequirementsApplication form required
Anywhere in Kirklees