volunteering

The People You Need

You're in one of the main sections of Woodcraft Folk's New Group Journey training module. The most important points to remember are listed first, and following that is a fuller explanation of what you need to do in this area.

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.

Example volunteer recruitment poster

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.

District information for new members

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. 

Volunteer role descriptions

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! 

Volunteering event

Event date: 
11 May 2013 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Event location: 
Edinburgh

Volunteer toolkit launch

For all Woodcraft Folk Scotland leaders and helpers and newbies
Practical toolkit bringing everything you need together in one place!

Woodcraft Folk Expense Claim Form

Below you can download Woodcraft Folk's expense claim form, which should be used to claim reimbursement for any expenses you've incurred at national Woodcraft activities, where you know reimbursement is available. 

Case studies: Volunteer recruitment

How do you recruit new volunteers to work with your Woodcraft Folk group? Would you like some more ideas on what works and what doesn't? Woodcraft Folk and Change Agents UK have looked at how several different Woodcraft Folk Districts recruit new volunteers, and compiled their stories into 4 useful case studies which you can download below.

Pavla's EVS

Pavla, who recently completed a year's volunteering with Woodcraft Folk as part of the European Voluntary Service scheme, compiled her favourite memories of the year in a calendar, which put to use her newly-developed creative and computer skills.

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