Volunteer Running Group Leader (Worthing)

West Sussex Mind

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This role involves coaching a running group for beginners, based on couch to 5k or similar program. Supporting and encouraging West Sussex Mind Service Users to take up running, coaching them to complete a 12 week program. This is part of a partnership with National Mind and Asics and participants in the first programme will get a voucher for free running shoes half way through the programme.


  • Have the Leadership in Running Fitness Qualification or willing to undertake this training (West Sussex Mind will cover the costs and we will also be employing a running coach to support the first 12 week course while undertaking the qualification).
  • Have basic first aid training or be willing to undertake this training (West Sussex Mind will cover the costs).
  • That you are able to inspire and motivate people.
  • That you are a confident communicator with good listening skills.
  • Have an enthusiasm for working with people, enabling them to achieve personal goals and are committed to being part of the service on a regular basis.
  • Understanding or lived experience of mental health needs desirable, this is not essential for the role.


  •         Welcome you to West Sussex Mind with a package of training and information needed to carry out the role.
  •         You will meet new people, have the opportunity to learn new skills and take part in regular in-house training (also the opportunity to gain the leadership in running qualification mentioned above).
  •         We will check-in regularly to ensure you are enjoying your volunteering role.

Practical Considerations

We will reimburse pre-agreed expenses in line with West Sussex Mind’s policy.

When do I need to be available?

Details Minimum of two hours a week
Morning Afternoon Evening

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training