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Facilitator

Blind Sports & Recreation Victoria

Description

BSRV provides many opportunities for people who are blind or vision impaired to get outside and enjoy the fresh air, get active and enjoy the company of others. Our great program co-ordinators arrange a variety of wonderful outings which may include a poetry reading, a talk, a tour and lunch. If you or someone you know would like to join a walking group or find someone to walk with in your local area, please contact us. We'd love you to join us and join in.

Walking with Willpower

The Walking with Willpower program promotes fitness, wellbeing and community involvement by matching adults who have low or no vision with a trained, friendly volunteer in their local area to share together the benefits of walking. Many great friendships have been developed through this program.

Walk in the Park

Walk in the Park program provides group walks and camps in a range of parks in Victoria for people who are blind or vision impaired. The volunteers assist with park orientation, sign reading and provision of verbal descriptions of the surrounding natural environment.  This program offers a great opportunity for social interaction while improving your general fitness in some of Victoria’s iconic parks. We are always happy to welcome new walkers.

Forest Bathing

Forest bathing is inspired by a Japanese practice and has many health benefits. It involves immersing ourselves in nature, focusing on our senses, slowing down to be present in the moment, and noticing what is around us. You can join accredited Nature therapy guide Rachel DeSumma on guided forest bathing walks where participants walk slowly, engage their senses and explore nature.

 

These programs are suitable for people over 18 years of age.

When

'Walking with Willpower' will match participants and volunteers in their local area on days/times that are suitable to both eg once per week

'Walk in the Park' and 'Forest Bathing' walks are held at various locations throughout the year. Participants and volunteers will usually meet at Kooyong and travel together by mini bus. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us for a walk.

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Where

Please call or email Rachel via the details below.


Cost of activity

Costs varies depending on intended location and activities.


Contact Person 

To join please email rachel@blindsports.org.au or call Rachel on 0493 105 800.

 


How to Get Involved

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Make an enquiry

Interested? Please fill out the below form to enquire. 


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