The Cooperative Volunteer Programme


About Woodcraft Folk


Woodcraft Folk is a movement for children and young people, open to everyone from birth to adult. They offer a place where children will grow in confidence, learn about the world and start to understand how to value our planet and each other. Through activities, outings and camps members can learn about important issues like the environment, world debt, global conflict and sustainable development. Read more here:


Volunteer Roles available:


To help a Woodcraft Folk volunteer who is taking on a new role or project. This could be a young person gaining leadership experience, a young member taking on a campaigning project, a volunteer organising an event or an adult volunteer taking on a new role. Your role is to encourage and support your mentee, help them to set targets and evaluate their efforts. You will be asked what skills you would like to share or develop, and will be matched with a mentee. You will meet up once and then further communication is by phone or email. This mentoring scheme is unique in that it is intended to enhance democracy and access to participation.

Group helper

You will be helping out with local Woodcraft Folk group nights initially as an assistant but with the opportunity to take on more of a leadership role over time. Group nights are once a week in term time and are usually in the evening although you are not required to commit to a weekly basis if this is impractical for you. You could be helping encourage young people to get involved in activities, showing them new skills or taking on an admin role.


find out more about volunteering with us here:


Experience and Skills

A desire to work with young people and in a co-operative environment is all you need. All training is provided and each new volunteer gets a mentor.


Time Commitment

Up to two hours per week but commitment can be flexible and volunteers can commit to fortnightly or monthly



Flexible training is given, (residential, evening or weekend) and takes approximately 15-18 hours depending on the age group you are working with. This can be done in one go or over up to two years. Further optional training is available DBS Requirements A DBS check will be completed as part of the training.


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Woodcraft Folk mentor role profile.pdf355.95 KB
Woodcraft Folk group helper role profile.pdf355.25 KB