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Walking Group Guide

Walking Group Guide


Guide our senior walking group around downtown San Diego for a 45-60 minute walk on Thursday mornings. Lead the group along a predetermined route while enjoying the scenic and historic sites of downtown!

Location: Start and end at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center, 1525 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Walking route will vary.


  • Keep the group together and on the predetermined route
  • Oversee group member safety, with the help of other volunteers (i.e. our Walking Group Champions)
  • Do your best to ensure the walk is an enjoyable experience for all group members
  • Bonus: Share interesting facts and historical background about sites and attractions along the walking route

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Complete a volunteer application and pass a background check
  • Excellent navigation skills
  • Excellent customer service and public speaking skills
  • Ability to walk continuously for one hour
  • Dependable, responsible, and friendly
  • Enjoys spending time with seniors and exploring the city
  • Bonus: Knowledge of Downtown San Diego attractions, layout, and history

Time Commitment:

  • Every Thursday 8:30am-11:00am for a minimum of 3 months
  • Walking group leaves at 9:00am and returns by 10:30am.

Training and Support Provided:

  • The Volunteer and Activities Team will design a rotation of 4-5 scenic walking routes. We welcome your input and suggestions.
  • Preliminary training and ongoing support will be provided as needed from the Volunteer and Activities Team.

Next Steps: For more information or to sign up, please contact the volunteer team at or 619-487-0621

  • Alliance Healthcare Foundation
  • CCDC
  • The California Wellness Foundation
    The California Wellness Foundation
  • Darlene Shiley
  • FHL Bank of San Francisco
  • Gary and Mary West Foundation
  • Hearst Foundations
  • Las Patronas logo
  • Price Philanthropies
  • Qualcomm
  • rotary sddb
  • Sempra
  • S. Mark Taper Foundation
  • Trio Community Meals
  • Wells Fargo Foundation