How Do I Get Involved?

We are currently recruiting Volunteer Walk Leaders. If you think that you have what it takes to get involved, below are the steps to submit an application. There’s also information on the selection process, Training & Assessment course and more. Please note, the whole process can take several weeks as it is dependent on course dates.

The Selection Process

Stage 1

Read the role requirements and decide if volunteer walk leading is right for you

Stage 1

Stage 2

Complete an online application form

Stage 3

Someone from HF Holidays will be in touch to discuss the role and your application

Stage 3

Stage 4

If successful, you’ll be invited to attend a three-night residential Assessment Course

Stage 5

If you pass the course, you’ll join HF Holidays and be eligible to lead for us

Stage 5

What happens on a Training & Assessment Course?

Training & Assessment courses take place several times a year, at HF country houses across the UK. Candidates are provided with free full board accommodation although there may be a requirement to share a room with another candidate. All transport during the course will be covered but candidates are expected to cover the cost of travel to and from the course themselves.

On the course, we’ll be looking to judge your navigation and group leadership skills, as well as your all-round ability to deliver an exceptional holiday experience. It’s a two-way process though, and you’ll be able to ask us questions and explore whether it’s something you want to pursue.

On the course, you’ll be split into small groups with other applicants, and assigned an assessor. These are experienced leaders, who’ve previously completed the same assessment process and know exactly what it’s like. They’ll do their best to put you at ease and will record notes throughout the course in order to provide feedback and a report at the end.

Indoor and outdoor assessment activities include topics from navigation and group leadership skills to language fluency (if you want to lead in Europe) and your all-round ability to interact with people. Training sessions include how to give walk briefings and you’ll also be introduced to our programme of evening activities.
Candidates will be informed if they are successful or not within three weeks of completing the course.

Ready to apply?

If you’ve read the role information and believe that you’ve got what it takes to join our fantastic team as a Volunteer Walk Leader, then please complete an online application form.

Contact Us

Our Leader recruitment team are happy to answer any queries you may have.
Just give them a call or drop them an email.

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm

Call us:
01768 214519

Leader Privacy Policy

HF Holidays collects and processes personal data relating to our leader, in order to manage the volunteering relationship. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data, and to meeting our data protection obligations. You can find out more in our Leader Privacy Policy

See Also

Volunteering Opportunities at HF Holidays
Volunteer Opportunities
Across HF Holidays
Benefits when volunteering with HF Holidays
Benefits
of volunteering with hf holidays
Leader Testimonials at HF Holidays
What Others Say
Stories from our Walk Leaders