Volunteer walkers please!! It would be lovely to start a friendly, local walking group in Assington to enable local people to get to know each other and to get a little gentle exercise. The walk would be monthly at first but could develop if the volunteers and participants were keen to do more. Walkers would meet outside the Farm Shop and return there after the walk for optional refreshments. This would be a good chance for volunteers to help people in their own village and they would be part of 'This Community Can!' which is backed by Sport England and aims to tackle rural isolation. Volunteers will be fully supported and will become part of a Suffolk-wide project.
The ability to welcome and encourage people to enjoy gentle exercise as a group.
Local knowledge of Assington and it's walks.
You will meet others from your community and there is free walk leader training if required.
This is a new role for a new proposed walking group so times, days etc are totally flexible to fit with the previous commitments of those who volunteer. Walking groups need at least two volunteers so this may well suit a pair of friends, couple or an individual who would like to support their local community.
This Community Can is backed by Sport England and seeks to tackle rural isolation across Suffolk with local volunteer-led activities. By working with rural communities to find out what they would most enjoy; we aim to provide local activities, for local people, run by local volunteers thereby bringing communities together in a way that is both meaningful and sustainable.
We would love to hear from anyone who would like to get involved in this exciting project.