Forest School Volunteering
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 Forest Schools?
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 University, 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?
Please note that all our volunteer placements are currently filled. You can sign up to volunteer below, and we will be in touch once we have more spaces.
We help run Forest Schools sessions at:
  • John Henry Newman Academy, Littlemore, Oxford.
  • Rose Hill Primary School, Oxford.
Sessions run weekly - as a volunteer you are committing to coming every week where possible.
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 and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
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