Walking Group

Hello all. Pain Concern will soon be launching a pilot program for a walking group in partnership with the Glasgow Pain Management team and ALLIANCE. First, I want to let you know that everyone will be welcome to the walks, which will range in length from 10 minuets to 30 minuets, and, second, I wanted to share with the group here our advertisement for recruiting walk leader volunteers. We'd love it if there was anyone in the community already who might be interested in taking on one of these roles. Sadly, the summer pilot will be in Glasgow, but if all goes well we'll have on in Edinburgh for the autumn.

If you're interested, or just want more information of any type contact: kim @painconcern.org.uk

Do you enjoy walking? Would you like to share this enthusiasm with others? This role has been created in partnership with the Walking Towards Better Health partnership, a national project created to encourage individuals with disabilities and long term conditions to become more active through walking. All walk leaders will be given a brief training, including training on assessing paths for potential hazards, and are covered by liability insurance.


- To lead a weekly group walk

-Periodically attend coffee/socializing sessions after walks

-Encourage walkers to keep walk records

-distribute and collect pedometers for each walk

- To conduct path risk assessments

What we are looking for:

You should be equally happy working individually and as a part of a team. You should be organised and reliable. You should have a friendly manner. An understanding of pain management and pacing would be an advantage, although training will be given.

What we can offer you:

Pain Concern offer you the opportunity to gain experience, develop your skills and your career, as well as the opportunity of doing something worthwhile. We also provide references at the end of your volunteering.


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