Forest School Volunteer (Garvagh People's Forest)


Garvagh People's Forest

Forest School Volunteer

Garvagh People’s Forest has as its mission to grow value in the forest with and for local people with a simple premise: time outside makes us feel better and when we feel better we are in a better place to do interesting things for ourselves and with others.

Role Description:

Forest School is a unique learning experience that offers children and young people regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self esteem through hands on learning experiences in a natural environment. Garvagh People’s Forest delivers Forest School sessions to 3 pre-schools and 6 primary schools within the Garvagh catchment area. Currently we are delivering 4 sessions per term for each school on Wednesday morning and Thursday morning and afternoon in Garvagh Forest.

What’s involved?

  • Helping to set up before a Forest School session
  • Helping enable children to take part in Forest School activities
  • Helping to clean and tidy following a Forest School session
  • Undertaking other appropriate assistance in relation to the Forest School
  • You can also be involved in the planning process to help develop ideas for Forest School sessions

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • No skills or experience is required as training will be provided.
  • This opportunity may interest you if you would like to gain experience of working with children and young people, or build your knowledge of outdoor learning.
  • At Garvagh People’s Forest we value teamwork; our Forest School could not run without the help and support of volunteers.
  • If you are enthusiastic and enjoy working in teams get in contact and help us make learning fun.


  • Time required: Wednesday 10-12pm, Thursday 10-12pm and 1-3pm.
  • Must be over 16 years old.

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