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Position # 4873
OrganizationUp and Running Guelph
Position Evening Walk Volunteer Mentor - Evening Walking Program with Up and Running Guelph
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 Evening Walking Program team as a Volunteer Mentor! 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.

Volunteers Needed: 2

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.

Position: Evening Walking Program Volunteer Mentor

Location: Central Guelph

Dates: Wednesday Evenings

Times: 6 PM

About the Role

What You'll Do:

As a Volunteer Mentor for the Evening Walking Program you will play a vital role in ensuring the success of our programs. Your responsibilities may include:

Monitoring the walk trails to ensure participant safety.
Cheering on and motivating participants.
Supporting mindfulness and social interactions
Supporting administration activities
Supporting peers
Why Volunteer with Us:

Make a meaningful contribution to your community. Promote physical activity and wellness. Gain valuable health and wellness program experience. Meet new people and build lasting connections. Be a part of an inclusive and supportive team.

Areas of interest: Mental health, health promotion, fitness, nature, community program delivery, recreation, women's mental health

Population: Women 18+

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.

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 Evening Walking 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!
Training Details Training will be provided online and onsite by the Up and Running Guelph team.
Working Conditions Outside
Minimum Duration 6 months or less
Timing Weekday - Evening
Time Detail Each walking session is one hour long.
Age 12+
Ideal for An Individual, A Group, Newcomers, Youth, Older Adults/Seniors, Family Volunteering, High School Students, Couples
Transportation Car required
Area(s) of Interest Recreation/Sports, Mental Health
How to Apply
Application Link:
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Contact Kelly Legge
Phone 519-803-6067
Address Guelph,
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