Volunteer with us! Become a Wayfarer


New ways to get involved with Slow Ways

In 2024 we are growing our community and launching a new way to get involved and volunteer with Slow Ways – by joining our team of Wayfarers.

We need volunteers in every corner of Britain to help get their region connected up to the national walking network. You’ll join our supportive online community of committed volunteers. They are working together to walk, run or wheel routes in their area, and completing reviews and surveys for others to enjoy the routes.

Wayfarers are Slow Ways volunteers who have committed to walk and review five routes and to join their local team on our online community platform.

Once you’ve signed up you will receive:

  • a volunteer induction and be introduced to others in your region
  • access to the ‘Wayfarer-only’ section of our online community on Discord
  • invitations to regular online meet-ups for volunteers
  • occasional ‘Wayfarer-only’ emails with extra opportunities 
  • invitations to volunteer meet-ups to walk together, and support to organise your own group walks
  • rewards for milestones met whilst walking if you also optionally take on our Big Slow Ways Challenge 2024

Who is this for?

Anyone can sign up to become a Wayfarer. We just ask that you commit to walk and review five Slow Ways routes and join our online community where you can join your regional team. 

It might suit you especially if:

1) You already walk Slow Ways and would like to be connected with others in your region or further afield

2) You are signed up to Slow Ways but haven’t started walking yet and are motivated by joining a supportive and active community

3) You’re new to Slow Ways and want a volunteer role that will keep you active as well as make a difference

Sign up here, or contact Dan Barron with any questions.

Slow Ways
Slow Ways is an initiative to create a national network of walking routes connecting all of Great Britain’s towns and cities as well as thousands of villages. It’s designed to make it easier for people to imagine, plan and go on walking journeys, walking further and for more purposes.