We are Living Streets Cymru and we want to make walking the natural choice for everyone in Wales.
Many older adults in Wales are physically inactive, or at risk of becoming so, which increases social isolation, reduces independence and diminishes physical health and fitness.
We’ve teamed up with Sport Wales to start Walking Friends Wales (Cyfeillion Cerdded Cymru), a three-year project to help people over 50 to increase their walking activity. The project will help older adults start walking in their communities, make new connections and voice the need for changes to their local walking environment.
What volunteers will do
As a volunteer for Walking Friends Wales, you’ll take part in walks for groups of people who have been referred to the project and who may find it difficult to keep active within their community.
Training will take place over two days and we’ll ask you to commit to 12 weeks of volunteering so that participants really benefit from the project. You’ll spend some time getting to know the participants and designing routes together, and you can then decide whether you’d like to be a walk leader or encourage people at the back of the group to keep walking.
If you are enthusiastic about keeping active and would like to share this with your community, please complete our contact form below.