Woodcraft Folk is part of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) volunteering programme. The programme is managed by the European Commission. Woodcraft Folk have hosted many volunteers from the EU over the years and 2021 has seen the organisation host volunteers from Czech Republic, Ireland, Spain and Italy. Find out more about our current ESC volunteers here.
Recently Woodcraft Folk welcomed a new volunteer to the team. Luisa Knust will be joining the Lockerbrook team for the next 12 months to support groups and schools who take part in activities and residential stays at the centre. Luisa will also be working on the decarbonisation project at Lockerbrook to help the centre become more sustainable.
“I have always been interested in environmental issues, I participated in different renaturation and reforestation projects and I was involved in Climate movements like Fridays For Future and “Alle Dörfer bleiben” (campaign against coal mining) in my home country Germany. Education is really important to create awareness and therefore to prevent an environmental disaster. That’s why the work of Woodcraft Folk is so significant and I am happy to be a part of it now and to work with lots of different people on various environmental topics!” – Luisa Knust Lockerbrook ESC volunteer.
Luisa will be spending her time up at the centre as well as living with a host family in Sheffield. She will get to know the local Woodcraft Folk groups as well as meeting, greeting and supporting groups from across the country who visit the centre. “Personally, I’m looking forward to learn a lot and expand my knowledge here as well as to enrich the team by presenting my experiences” says Luisa. Taking part in projects like the ESC programme give Woodcraft Folk an extra perspective to their work with children and young people and the whole team is looking forward to working with and learning from Luisa.