What we're looking for

Have you got what it takes?

Our Volunteer Walk Leaders are among the best in the business. They are exceptional people who make our guests’ walking holidays both enjoyable and memorable. To make the cut, you’ll need to be a keen walker and an excellent navigator using maps and compass. You’ll be experienced in travelling throughout the UK or Europe and have recent experience of walking in the types of landscapes you want to lead in. You’ll have great leadership skills, be confident and outgoing, and like helping others, a team player who is sociable and fun to be with. Does this sound like you?

Although all of our holidays are different, you’ll need some core abilities. You’ll have the fitness and stamina to lead five full day walks in a week, and be able to lead a walk without having covered the route before. You’ll have an enthusiasm for the outdoors and a knowledge of the countryside and be willing to pass this on cheerfully, even on a grey or wet day.

UK walk leaders

In the UK we’re looking for volunteer leaders to take guests out on guided walks across a wide variety of different terrain types, from Lowland and Moorland to Mountain. To lead on these holidays, you’ll have to be a great communicator who can work closely and constructively with other leaders and our country house teams. You’ll also need to make a minimum commitment to lead for three weeks, every two years.

Europe tour managers

In Europe leading takes on another dimension. It’s a demanding role, in another country, where you’ll be supporting guests. There may be more complex logistics and issues to handle. You’ll need to work more independently, and more closely with your co-leader. You’ll be able to speak a European language and have experience of travelling in Europe. The commitment here is to lead for at least a fortnight every year.

Lead with us

Find out more about becoming a volunteer walk leader for HF Holidays and discover all the opportunities to get involved, the requirements to be a leader and benefits to you.

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Contact us

Our Leader recruitment team are happy to answer any queries you may have if you can't find the answer on our website. Just send them an email: leaderrecruitment@hfholidays.co.uk

See also

How to get involved with Volunteering for HF Holidays
How to get involved
and become an HF Volunteer
Volunteering opportunities across HF Holidays
Volunteering opportunities
across HF Holidays
What you'll gain from volunteering with HF Holidays
What you'll gain from
volunteering with HF Holidays