Woodcraft Tool Box
On this page you'll find an increasing number of stories from around Woodcraft Folk, explaining how groups and members have done things and how you can too.
Below are examples of wording used by Woodcraft Folk Districts to advertise volunteer opportunities. They're part of the Volunteer Toolkit, produced by Woodcraft Folk Scotland to help Districts recruit, induct and support more volunteers.
Feel free to share your own volunteer recruitment materials with the rest of Woodcraft via www.woodcraft.org.uk/publish-your-own-news.
What do you need to remember in order to successfully recruit volunteers?
- Define your roles and know the gaps
- Use positive messages
- Clarify the process
- Provide information in a variety of formats
These are just a sample of the advice given in the two resources below. They're part of the Volunteer Toolkit produced by Woodcraft Folk Scotland to help Districts recruit, induct and support more volunteers. Contact Fleur for more information.
Below you can download an example of the poster used by a Woodcraft District in Scotland to recruit new volunteers. Feel free to publish your own here!
This is part of the Volunteer Toolkit produced by Woodcraft Folk Scotland to help Districts recruit, induct and support more volunteers.
The surveys below have been designed to help you understand more about your potential and new volunteers – from what has motivated them to begin the process of volunteering with the Woodcraft Folk to what skills and experience they can offer you.
Below are examples of the information Woodcraft Folk Districts give to new members and volunteers, to make them feel welcome and help them get involved in the running of the group or District.
It's really important to share how your District works but it can be a challenge to put together all the necessary information, which may have been kept in people's heads for many years and take some translating to make clear on paper. So we've gathered some great examples of what works for Districts who've already put the time in - hopefully these can make everyone else's (voluntary!) job easier.
In order to explain how your group or District works to new members and parents - and also to recruit new volunteers - it's useful to have information to give them, including what roles people take on and what these roles involve. It may seem straightforward to the person who's been your Membership Secretary for the last five years, but when they want to hand the role on, everyone else may view it with anxiety and feel that they could never do such a good job!
Alice’s journey through Woodcraft Folk and into youth work is a brilliant example of youth leadership and the opportunities Woodcraft Folk gives: having grown up in the Folk, Alice came back as an Elfin and Pioneer leader, then trained as a Young Trainer to use her facilitation skills more widely around Woodcraft. Now she’s doing a youth work MA and running Woodcraft’s Leading for the Future programme with a group of young carers.
General Council, Woodcraft Folk's trustee board, adopted a set of core standards for leadership in 2008. These are the minimum requirements of any Group Leader in Woodcraft Folk.
Wondering whether a mentor could help you do something new in Woodcraft Folk? Have a look at this little film to hear from Woodcraft members about support that has enabled them to do brilliant things.