The Walk in the Park program provides people like you with training and support to start community-led walking groups across Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. These volunteer groups help seniors get fit while helping build connections with nature and each other.

Park People is looking for interested volunteers to become Community Walk Leaders in the cities of Brampton, Mississauga and Markham. 

If you love to walk, connect with neighbours and willing to play a volunteer role in your community, this is the program for you!

What you'll receive

Selected Walk Leaders will receive in-person training, access to resources, equipment and a $200 honorarium to support them in starting a walking club in a local community park.  

What’s Involved?

All interested volunteers must complete our online application.  We encourage you to apply along with a friend or neighbour who shares your joy of walking!

Deadlines for submissions are: 

  • Markham - December 24, 2019 by 5pm
  • Brampton and Mississauga - January 3, 2020 by 5pm.  

Other requirements: 

  • Park People will schedule a brief 5-minute phone call with all applicants to review the program details and Walk Leader role prior to training.  
  • Selected walk leaders will be required to participate in a 1-day weekend session to receive risk management and event planning training.  
  • Leaders will also commit to coordinating 3 community walks.

Training dates and locations:

 

 

Still deciding?  Hear what our 2019 Walk Leaders have to say!

Apply now

Generously supported by:

City of Brampton

City of Markham

City of Mississauga

Province of Ontario

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