Forest School volunteers give children the chance to develop through fun hands-on learning outdoors
1-2 hours per week
Local Primary Schools
What is it?
Local primary schools have Forest Schools, and run hands-on, interactive outdoors sessions that aim to help children build a connection with nature, get active, develop confidence and learn new skills. If you are a student at Oxford or Brookes Uni, you can volunteer to support these sessions!
This gives children who might not usually have the opportunity to play outside a chance to get active and engaged, whilst fostering their curiosity and enabling them to develop and learn in an environment that above all is fun and without pressure.
When are the sessions?
We currently work in:
John Henry Newman Academy, Littlemore, Oxford- Monday mornings or afternoons.
Rose Hill Primary School, Oxford - Tuesday afternoons
Jack Peers Centre- sign up for a couple of trips a term for a fun Friday at an outdoor education centre, free transport to a beautiful spot in the Oxfordshire countryside!
Indicate your interest in the form, or email
How you can get involved
Volunteers work with an experienced teacher to help deliver outdoor play sessions at a local primary school. This involves a wildlife area including a pond, fire-pit, shelter, chickens, climbing logs and boulders. Whether you're already a keen naturalist, or you just want to get out of the lecture theatre, it's a unique opportunity to bring a new and transformative experience to the lives of local children and get a bit muddy in the process!
We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.