Guide To Delivering Behaviour Change Projects In Community Settings Through Volunteers (Breast Cancer Now)
From Breast Cancer Now
Who is this guide for?
This guide has been developed for organisations working on volunteer-led services in community settings and showcases the example of ActWELL, a lifestyle behaviour change project helping to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. The project supported women over the age of 50 to make sustainable lifestyle changes, focusing on physical activity, diet and body weight.
This guide may also be helpful for:
- Community and voluntary organisations
- Public sector organisations like the NHS and local authorities
- Academics and researchers
- Funders and policy makers who want to work with community-based organisations to help develop and plan volunteer led services similar to ActWELL
Whilst the ActWELL project looks at supporting lifestyle behaviour change in a one-to-one setting, the learnings can be useful across a variety of settings. Especially where projects involve volunteers providing face to face support in a community setting and where multiple stakeholders are involved.