Welcome to volunteering with Woodcraft Folk!
How do you start volunteering with Woodcraft Folk?
It’s really easy!
Have a read of our Volunteer Guide to find out more about how Woodcraft Folk works and the range of ways to get involved.
Check out our online map to find a group near to you and contact them directly to see if they need new volunteers.
To find a group near you, see our online map. Why not contact a group directly to see if you can volunteer.
Or fill in an expression of interest form to let us know where you’re based and what types of activities you’re interested in. We’ll get back to you with more information and put you in touch with volunteer co-ordinators in your area.
What support is available for volunteers?
We are committed to supporting our volunteers, and offer:
- A welcome pack to new volunteers when you join
- Resources for new volunteers
- Training to develop new skills and ensure all our volunteers feel confident in their roles.
- Expenses to cover travel or equipment costs, as agreed with the group, district or project you volunteer with
- Public Liability cover
- A youth mentoring scheme to support volunteers in new roles
- If you set up a new group, you can request a new group buddy
What would be expected of me?
We ask our volunteers to:
- Become a member of Woodcraft Folk, agreeing to follow the aims and principles
- Understand and follow the Woodcraft Folk code of conduct
- Understand and follow the policies and proceedures relevant to your role, including safeguarding
- Undertake relevant training when necessary
Woodcraft Folk has a volunteer policy, which gives further detail and is important reading for new and existing volunteers. Click here to find out more.
Why volunteer with Woodcraft Folk?
Volunteering with us could give you the chance to work with young people, support a local community organisation, attend exciting, amazing events…and much more besides. It can be inspiring, enriching and life-changing.