VOLUNTEER FOR BE FREE FOREST SCHOOL

THANK YOU FOR your interest in volunteering for Be Free Forest School! In order to volunteer you’ll be required to hold a current DBS check, which the school can arrange. In order for us to plan and run successful sessions we would need volunteers to commit to attending on a regular basis. Forest school sessions last one hour, run 4 times on a Monday and run for a whole school term.

We need volunteers to assist us in helping with activities. Forest school encourages independence, allows choice and risk taking. This is only possible with a high ratio of adults to children, which is why volunteers are so important – thank you!

AS A VOLUNTEER HELPER WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

We have forest school so that our children will:

  • learn to love and respect nature
  • be adventurous and confident
  • recognise and understand their own emotions¬†
  • manage their own learning.

The children learn through play – it’s important therefore that you:

  • are playful yourself
  • ensure children feel safe
  • encourage participation
  • allow children to lead you and let them be in control
  • allow children to repeat activities
  • stay present – no mobile phones on show
  • avoid chatting for more than a few minutes with other adults
  • allow the children to be alone if they wish to be
  • allow safe risk taking.
Still interested in volunteering? 
Forest School Leader teaching children

Company number: 11497915

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