Get Children Outdoors

You love nature, you care for its future, its time to support our Forest Schools Education Nature and Children Volunteer Programme

May 25, 2014

Forest Schools Education has been delivering programmes projects and training to a wide range of client groups for over 14 years.
We work nationally and as such we are now looking for a number of volunteers in the Sheffield, South Yorkshire area who are interested in offering or learning how to support the design and delivery of projects within schools, early years or with adults and engage in supporting environmental work in our local woodlands.

– Full training will be given, but it we require you to have an interest and love of the outdoors and a desire to pass that knowledge on to others.

It would be a benefit if you had some or all of the following abilities and experience:

• Experience of working with children in an educational setting
• Understanding of conservation and environmental issues
• Basic understanding of IT, word, excel and publisher
• Experience of being a volunteer or having worked with volunteers
• Experience of planning, organising or helping at events
• Development of environmental resources for use within activity sessions and to ensure enough resources are available for educational activities
• Help communities develop their knowledge and understanding of wildlife and the habitats in which they live
• Assist in the promotion of Archimedes and Forest Schools Education and the work that it does
• Confidences to eventually lead and deliver environmental education activity sessions

Environment and Education (Forest Schools) Volunteer

Forest Schools Education (FSE)

Employer Description
Forest Schools Education is not for profit social enterprise and was founded in 2000 to work with children, families and young people in natural environments, work with wildlife and promote a sustainable relationship with nature and wild spaces for future generations.

Forest Schools approaches are at the centre of our work with local families, schools, children and adults both from education, social services and the public is our key aim. We organise a range of events and programmes every year, from our Family Forest Schools Kindergarten, to our Nature Nursery, Social Enterprise training and Social Forestry Projects. We exhibit at local events and we offer workshops and training.

Our programmes for schools and special needs groups is something we wish to extend as well as our ‘Pop Up Forest Schools Kindergarten’ in woodlands and parks around the region. As a part of our team of volunteers, you will be the mainstay of this operation working under the leadership of the Forest Schools Coordinator.

This volunteer programme will make a huge difference to our work, you will have the opportunity to venture out with us nearly every day of the week to various woodlands and parks, and assist at events, in the marketing office and conducting surveys.

Vacancy Location
Various around the City

Contact Details
Sarah Blackwell


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