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Position # 4650
OrganizationUp and Running Guelph
Position Running Mentor
Location Guelph
Impact Statement Improve mental health and well-being through nature-based walking and running programs within a supportive community
Description Up and Running delivers friendly, supportive running and walking programs that share the mental health benefits of exercise, nature and social connections with women looking to improve their mental health and well-being.

Running mentors are responsible for participating in our group running programs, supporting the coaching staff, encouraging and making connections with participants, and providing feedback to coaches re: the program.

Mentors support programs for women with mental health challenges (such as mild to moderate anxiety and depression) and are expected to be sensitive to these challenges, and adhere to Up and Running’s confidentiality agreement.

All of our programs are delivered outside on trails in a downtown park (and on sidewalks for our evening winter programs) to enable participants to enjoy the benefits of nature in a safe, community space. We celebrate our participants getting outside and moving, rather than going faster and further, and adhere to the principle: "No one left behind".
Required Information References Required
Training Details Orientation ; Training is provided
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail Tuesday: Morning (10:00 - 11:00 am)
Thursday: Morning (10:00 - 11:00 am)

Volunteers supporting our daytime program could choose to volunteer their time for either one or two days per week. (Tues/Thurs 10-11am). We do ask for a minimum commitment of 1hr/week for the duration of the 10 week session.

Our 10-Week Winter Session Starts January 9, 2023
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Gardening/Nature, Recreation/Sports, SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
Skill(s) Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect
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