Outdoor Volunteers

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Outdoor Volunteers are needed to help assist Nature Unlimited's employability programme in Gala and Drygrange and for Wild Play sessions at Bowmont Forest throughout the summer for children aged 6-11.

Outdoor Volunteers: Nature Unlimited deliver many outdoor activities so have volunteering opportunities which take place throughout the Borders including: Nature Unlimited’s employability programme aimed primarily for young people aged 16 – 25* who are not in education, training or employment, who may struggle to thrive and who need to improve their confidence and skills for returning to work.

*Spaces also available for adults over 25 who want to build their confidence and wellbeing.

Volunteers will be learning traditional woodland management techniques and green woodworking skills, whilst working together as a team.

Sessions will run weekly on Tuesday afternoons at the Focus Centre in Galashiels or on Thursdays at Drygrange Community Woodland.
Wild Play sessions at Bowmont Forest, Kelso throughout the summer for children aged 6-11 - this would be good for volunteers who want to work with children but have no experience.

Organisation aims and objectives

We aim to increase well-being and resilience in individuals of all ages by engaging them in groupwork in woodlands across the Scottish Borders. We follow the Forest School ethos to foster successful learning and confident individuals so that participants gain skills for life. We work mainly with children and young people who are disengaged from mainstream education and with vulnerable adults.










Gala and Drygrange a 12 month commitment and committing to a 12 week programme one half day per week for that 12 week period. Bowmont Forest initially a summer commitment dates are 15th – 19th July, 24th July and 30th July, 5th – 9th August, 12th and 13th August.


Experience required: Plenty of enthusiasm required. Training will be provided.
Travel details: Galashiels (Focus Centre), Drygrange Community Woodland and Bowmont Forest, Kelso.
Minimum age: 18

Last updated 4 months ago