Walk Buddy

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As a result of long weeks spent isolating due to COVID19, some people (especially older people of those with mobility issues) have lost confidence in walking outside on their own.

Our Walk Buddy service is providing short term companionship to such people. A friendly volunteer will meet the person needing support at their garden gate or door. They will then have a nice walk together, keeping at an appropriate social distance and following all current guidelines.

If you think this is something you would enjoy please do make and enquiry and one of our team will contact you to discuss the possibilities.

This small service is making such a difference to the lives of people in our communities who would otherwise not have the confidence to step outside again.

We need walk buddies in all areas of Tendring, including Manningtree ,Ardleigh, Elmstead Market and Brightlingsea

What skills do I need?

Reasonable fitness level

Kind, patient and confident manner

Enjoys spending time with people


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 25/09/2020

End Date: 26/11/2021

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Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Walking outings will take place at a time convenient to both beneficiary and volunteer

Posted for
CVS Tendring

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  • Health and Social Care
  • Mental Health
  • Older People


  • General Helping
  • Supporting People and Befriending

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