membership

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.

Safeguarding Member Screening

Safeguarding our members is very important to Woodcraft Folk, and there are many useful documents to help us work safely and respond well to any concerns.

The following are guidance documents that will support you with member screening and vetting of new members:

How to become a member of Woodcraft Folk

If you are regularly volunteering with our young people, going on a residential trip or one of our DFs (District Fellows) then you should become a member of Woodcraft Folk and a DBS if required. Membership also allows parents and carers to keep up to date with what we're doing as an organisation

DF Five Year Membership

NOW AVAILABLE!! 

  • Annual gathering resolved to allow 16 to 20 year olds to buy 5 year membership.
  • The membership will be set at five times the annual unwaged/low paid fee 

16 year olds wanting to become a member of Woodcraft Folk can now make a £60.00 advanced payment to cover the duration of their DF membership.

New members welcome pack

Below is a PDF of the information we will shortly be emailing to all new members of national Woodcraft Folk as they sign up. Feel free to download copies to give to volunteers or potential members in your area.

Renew your Woodcraft Folk membership

If you would like to renew your Woodcraft Folk membership, log in to the website and then click on the link below and fill in some additional details about yourself.

If you have any questions about renewing, please contact info@woodcraft.org.uk.

Woodcraft Membership Payment

We're delighted to be able to offer membership payment online by Direct Debit or by card. We hope members will find this method of payment quick, easy and convenient.

The membersip fees are: 

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.

Under 16 Membership

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Under 16 membership, since annual gathering 2010, is now free!

Membership in the Woodcraft Folk means...

You officially join the movement with voting rights and you will receive the bi monthly newsletter, Woodcraft News.

“It helped me get more involved with the folk outside my group, now I get letters about things happening throughout the UK that I can get involved with.”

If you are a venturer and want to sign up all you need to do is:

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