member admin

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

  • Submit an online reference - Instead of completing a paper form referees can submit their references via a new online form. Feel free to direct your referees to the above link. Folk Office will be notified directly when the submission is made and will update the membership database immediately. 
  • Reference request letter template - To be sent either electronically or in hard copy to the referees of new members.

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

Membership Application Form

To become a member of the Woodcraft all you need to do is complete the attached application form and return to our head office with fee (£30.00 waged, £12.00 low income or free for those aged between 13-16 years).

We've created a NEW membership form which we hope you find more user friendly then last. Please ensure to print  it double sided and fold into 3 to produce a leaflet style handout. 

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