Could you help people enjoy nature?

We are looking for Dorset based freelancers, community groups or organisations that want to deliver a regular activity in the heart of communities in Dorset to help adults learn new skills, meet others and be active. In particular, we focus on older people, people living with long term health conditions and in carers roles. We want to build these activities throughout throughout 2022 so if you’ve got an idea then we want to hear from you .

Your Seasons of Stories workshop (C) Stepping into Nature

About you

Have you got the passion to bring people together? Do you want to help people enjoy nature through fun activities like art, crafts, walks or even singing outdoors? What skills do you already have? What support  do you need e.g training, financial, promotion, someone to bounce ideas off?

A group that came together to Sing and Stroll

“I particularly like the ability to take risks which is a novelty with these kinds of projects. Starting something that was so different was a risk, but the SiN team were keen to try it out and take risks which has helped to start Sing & Stroll”

- Sing and Stroll leader

A few things to think about

  • Keep it local: sessions must be based in Dorset Council area
  • Keep it safe: ideally outdoors or in well ventilated spaces
  • Keep it interesting: pique people’s interest
  • Keep it lasting: build a sociable and supportive group
  • Keep it inclusive: reach communities that may have the most to gain
A group that came together for outdoor poetry

“I cannot thank SiN enough for a transformative two years, as a human being and in my professional development as a creative facilitator. The opportunities have been open and generous to deliver workshops using a combination of poetry and nature, which has proved to be powerful/ gentle/ healing and surprising – outdoors the effects have been very fast.
Something can happen in just a short space of time, something that has a lasting and profound effect on people’s everyday lives, and seeing/being part of SiN makes me realise how urgent and necessary SiN’s work is to provide nature-based activity in Dorset, and beyond”.

- Freelancer delivering stepping into Nature activities

If you are interested please email .

Tell us a little about you and your skills, the idea/activity you would like to build and what support you may need from Stepping into Nature. There is no pressure or commitment at this stage – just get in touch and share your idea!

All appropriate DBS checks, public liability insurance and risk assessments will be required.

The Stepping into Nature Team, Jules and Steph