Membership FAQs

Forest School Wales MembershipScroll down or follow these links: Can anyone join? Why join? How much will it cost? Is there a Group Rate? Will you issue an invoice? How can I get involved?

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Can anyone join?

Membership of Forest School Wales (FSW) is open to anyone committed to the development and delivery of high quality Forest School within Wales, the UK and elsewhere. You do not have to live and work in Wales in order to join FSW. You do not have to be a Forest School practitioner to join FSW ~ the Forest School community is keen to share its ideas and good practise with other outdoor learning providers. Go to top

Why join?

Whether you are a Forest School Leader, Assistant or a volunteer, a Trainee seeking help with completion or a member of a group looking to set up a Forest School, becoming a member of Forest School Wales will benefit you by providing support, advice, networking and professional development. FSW is a charitable membership organisation organised by volunteers. We rely on our members’ subscriptions to cover core costs and deliver Members Services. The more members we have, the more services we can provide you with. We will spend your money on:

  • Volunteer travel expenses to organise skillshares and provide national representation
  • Providing independent public information about Forest School through this website
  • Developing and delivering members services
  • Admin support and office costs

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How much will it cost? Is there a group rate?

Forest School Wales Membership packages
Annual subscription per individual £25
Annual subscription – Trainee rate – for Level 3 trainees for one year only £15
Three years subscription £60
Personal web pages ~ 2 web pages for you / your organisation, linked to your map pin/balloon £40 plus membership
Annual subscription per individual (when you get 5 other people to join) Free
Group rate ~ for Group Insurance package only £100
Group Rate ~ no insurance Following communications with several large organisations we decided that a group membership without insurance is currently too complex and costly for us to administer.

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Will you issue an invoice?

Yes. When you complete the membership form you can request that FSW invoices your organisation. You will be issued with a membership card and website login details once FSW has received the payment. Go to top

How can I get involved?

All members are welcome to attend all board meetings. These are held every two months at various places around Wales. If you are unable to attend you can keep up with discussions by being copied into the minutes. Members are also especially encouraged to attend the AGM held during our National skillshere event in Mid Wales each Summer. There many ways to become actively involved, depending on your time and interests. You may choose to become a trustee and help with the running of the organisation, or you may prefer to network with local practitioners as a regional rep. Forest School Wales is run by and for its members ~ helping to develop and maintain the website, organising Skillshare events, or taking the FSW displays to other local events. We also welcome members’ comments and feedback through the website. Go to top

When will I receive my log in details?

Memberships have to be processed manually (it’s only a small organisation!) so we aim to process all memberships within a week. Our administrator (and only employee) works just one day a week to do this; you can leave messages if she’s not there that will be picked up fairly regularly.Go to top

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