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Would you like to get out and about in your local community?

Walking Friends is here to support people who may benefit from a regular walk with one of our friendly volunteers. A lot of people have experienced bereavement or illness in the last year or so, or are simply feeling cautious about going out again. Walking has been proved to be the safest activity for older people to improve your heath and well-being. 

How we can help

Our Walking Friends offers you a regular walk and an opportunity for a chat with a friendly volunteer. We'll match you up with a  person who lives near you and who also enjoys walking.

This service is free of charge.

How Walking Friends can benefit you or someone you know

  • It can help to reduce the feeling of loneliness
  • It helps people to build confidence about going out and about in their local community
  • It provides a chance for a chat whilst enjoying being outside and getting some exercise

How do I contact Walking Friends?

If you would like to make a referral whether that’s for yourself or someone you know please contact us using the details below.

Once we have your details we can match you with a volunteer.

Contact Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire:

Telephone: 0800 008 6077

Email: referralhub@ageukhw.org.uk

Could you be a Walking Friend?

If you are a dog owner or someone who already walks regularly why not consider becoming one of our Walking Friends? Your contribution could make all the difference to the life of an older person. Volunteers will all receive training from Age UK H&W before they start.

Please complete the application form below and we'll then get in touch.

It's quick and easy to become a volunteer

Click apply now to complete our online application form. Alternatively if you would like a printable version please email volunteering@ageukhw.org.uk