Walking Mentor

(Up and Running Guelph)

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Position ID: V-GUE3367 Last Modified: 10 May 2022 Last Full Update: 10 May 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactKelly Legge, Executive Director, Up and Running Guelph; Email: kelly@upandrunningguelph.ca
DutiesUp 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. 
Walking mentors are responsible for participating in our walking 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".
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being
More Info Linkhttps://upandrunningguelph.ca/volunteering
BenefitsOur volunteers gain experience working to promote positive mental health and well-being, along with opportunities for leadership development and social connections. They also get the opportunity to be part of a community that helps lift women up through exercise and conversation.
ClientsOur clients are women between the ages of 19 and 75, and volunteers.
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Nature / Environment ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Recreation & Sports
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; First Aid ; Leadership ; Sports & Coaching
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Volunteers needed for Summer Session starting June 20, 2022
Interaction LevelOne-on-one - As a walking mentor you will be interacting one-on-one within a small group ; Small Group
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Evening (6:00 - 7:00 pm) 
Tuesday: Morning (10:00 - 11:00 am) 
Wednesday: Evening (6:00 - 7:00 pm) 
Thursday: Morning (10:00 - 11:00 am) 
Daytime Walking Volunteers can choose to mentor for our daytime programs (10-11am on Tuesday and Thursday): Evening Walking Volunteers can choose to mentor for our evening programs (6pm-7pm) on Monday and Wednesday) 
We do ask for a minimum commitment of 1 hour / week throughout the 10 week session.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible
Number of PositionsGuelph 
8 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckNot Required
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/upandrunningguelph/
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/uprunningguelph/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/uprunningguelph
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Organization NameUp and Running Guelph