member admin

How to use the online membership database - guidance

District Membership Secretaries now have access to the online records of members in their District.

This means they can log in to the website at www.woodcraft.org.uk, click through to the Woodcraft Folk membership database, and check their District members for their membership expiry dates, what stage their DBS is at, and update their contact details.

Volunteer Recognition Certificate

You can use this certificate to recognise the contribution that volunteers make in your group or district. You could also use it to thank a visiting speaker, or anyone who helps your group to raise funds. The attached PDF is print-ready, so can either be run off on your own printer or printed commercially.

Hard copy certificates can also be ordered from Folk Office. Please email info@woodcraft.org.uk

PVG Disclosure forms (Scotland only)

Along with submitting either a 'Join PVG application' or 'Existing member of PVG' form for processing as Membership Secretaries (Scotland only) must complete a CRBS coversheet and Woodcraft ID declaration. 

These forms are required to confirm that you have followed the procedure and witnessed the members ID as set out by the CRBS. The coversheet is sent to the CRBS for processing and the ID declaration is retained by Folk Office. Both these forms are available for download below. 

Guidance on what ID to witness for an applicant is attached below. 

Reference Request Letter and Notification Sheet

  • Reference request letter template - To be sent either electronically or in hard copy to the referees of new members. 
  • Reference notification sheet  - To be completed on receipt of a completed reference and sent to the Membership & Groups officer membership@woodcraft.org.uk

Membership Renewal Form

This form can be used by existing members of the Folk who need to renew their membership for another year. 

Alternatively members can renew their membership online

Any questions contact Folk Office 020 7703 4173 or info@woodcraft.org.uk

Becoming a member

All volunteers are asked to make a commitment to the aims and principles of the Woodcraft Folk by becoming a member of the movement. Membership is free for under 16s. For everyone else, its £30 (or £12 for low/ unwaged) per year. This is a minimum donation. You can pay more if you are able. 

What is a member?

In simple terms a member is anyone who participates in Woodcraft Folk, and can be an adult or a child. Woodcraft Folk is a membership organisation and involves children as members of local groups and young people and adults as members of the national movement.

Under 16 membership

Young people under 16 can become members of national Woodcraft Folk for free. Becoming a member means you'll receive the monthly e-newsletter, an invitation to Annual Gathering (the Woodcraft Folk AGM) and lots of other news and opportunities from around the Folk.

Member admin

The role of Membership Secretaries and Scotland Disclosure Signatories is essential to the effective recruitment of adult helpers and members and to the ongoing safeguarding of children and young people within Woodcraft Folk.

This area of the website is dedicated to providing you with easy access to the tools necessary to complete your task of member recruitment, seeking references and supporting the DBS or PVG (scotland only) Disclosure process.

National Volunteer Guide

Below you can download details of all the volunteer roles available at a local level in Woodcraft Folk groups around the UK. They're divided into three groups:

  • First steps - roles suitable for your first experience of volunteering in Woodcraft Folk
  • More involved - roles needing a bit more time and experience
  • Regular commitment - roles for those who've been volunteering for a while and want more responsibility
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