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Position # 4861
OrganizationUp and Running Guelph
Position Supportive Walk/Run Program Volunteer
Impact Statement At Up and Running Guelph, our Mission is to improve mental health and wellbeing through inclusive nature-based walking and running programs within a supportive community.

Exercise + Nature + Social Connections = Improved Mental Wellbeing
Description Volunteer Opportunity: Join Our Supportive Run/Walk Program Team!
Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community and promoting health and wellness? Do you believe in the power of support and teamwork to uplift others? If so, we invite you to become a part of our dedicated team at Up and Running Guelph.

About Us:
Up and Running Guelph is a registered charity that delivers supportive walking and running programs for women looking to manage their mental health, stress or feelings of isolation. Our programs harness the benefits of exercise, nature, and social connections to provide a boost for women managing their mental health and a companion to other treatments. Modelled after a similar program in the UK, Up and Running Guelph was launched in 2016 thanks to the collaborative efforts of our volunteers, Board, and community partners.

Time/Location Information:

Position: Supportive Run/Walk Program Volunteer

Location: Central Guelph

Dates: Monday and Wednesday Evenings, Tuesday and Thursday Mornings.

Times: 6 PM and 10 AM

About the Role:
What You'll Do: As a Supportive Run/Walk Program Volunteer, you will play a vital role in ensuring the success of our programs. Your responsibilities may include:
• Monitoring the walk/run trails to ensure participant safety.
• Cheering on and motivating participants.
• Supporting mindfulness and social interactions
• Supporting administration activities
• Supporting peers

How to Sign Up:
If you are ready to run or walk with us, please fill out our volunteer registration form at Volunteer Application. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us via Email

Join us in creating a memorable experience for participants in our Supportive Run/Walk Programs, and help us make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We look forward to having you on our team!

Note: Please remember that this is a volunteer position. We appreciate your support in making our program a success, and we are unable to provide financial compensation.

Thank you for your dedication to our cause, and we can't wait to welcome you as a member of our team!
Working Conditions Requirements:
No prior experience is necessary. We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds and abilities. You should be enthusiastic, reliable, and committed to creating a positive and inclusive environment for all participants.
Volunteers will support outdoor programs and need to be able to support an hour of running or walking.
Minimum Duration 6 months or less
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening
Time Detail Location: Central Guelph

Dates: Monday and Wednesday Evenings, Tuesday and Thursday Mornings.

Times: 6 PM and 10 AM
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual, Older Adults/Seniors, High School Students
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Recreation/Sports, Volunteerism, Mental Health, SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
Skill(s) Coaching, Communicate in Plain Language, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect, Ethical Framework
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Kelly Legge
Phone 519-803-6067
Address Guelph,
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