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Volunteer Membership in England and Wales

To volunteer with Woodcraft Folk in England and Wales you need to join us as a member. For most roles working directly with young people, you will also need to obtain a DBS check. Volunteers in Scotland follow a different application process here.

To get started, complete the sign up form below and make your contribution to the movement. You will then receive further instructions by email to guide you through our screening process. 

The current cost of membership is £39.00 per year, or £12 low waged/unwaged. 

Further Information

Read our Frequently Asked Questions if you’ve got a query about membership, volunteer screening or payment. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, please email our membership team or give us a call on 020 7703 4173.

New Membership Application Form

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Personal Information


Address & Contact information

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Volunteering & Screening

Please tell us more about your role at Woodcraft Folk
Please select the role(s) which are most applicable to your involvement at Woodcraft Folk.
Details of how to apply for a DBS/PVG and submit suitability references will be sent to you by email once you've submitted your application.
Please tell us which district (geographical area) you're volunteering. If you're not part of a district enter n/a.
Please let us know the name of the group you are volunteering, if known

Monitoring information

These questions are optional. Any details shared in this section will be held confidentially. Monitoring information supports Woodcraft Folk with reporting, funding applications and ensuring equity in our provision to children and young people.
If you have entered yes, please give us more detail in the text box provided.

Communication preferences and consent

Please select below the preferred way you wish for Woodcraft Folk to communicate with you. All new members can automatically subscribe to our volunteers mailing list. If you do not wish to be added, please unsubcribe below. Volunteers who have a role of responsbility will still be contacted with information that pertains to their role. Details of our privacy policy can be found at
Please tell us your preferred communication methods
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The current cost of membership is making £39 per year, or £12 low waged/unwaged. Payment can be made by card payment or direct debit.

Gift Aid  Gift Aid it logo

I want Gift Aid to be applied to all my donations made to Woodcraft Folk. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations it is my responsibility to pay any difference

Update your Membership

Update us on changes to your Woodcraft Folk membership and contact information

Renew your Membership

If you're already a member and need to renew your membership, visit our payments portal

Volunteer Screening

Find out about our screening checks, apply for a DBS or PVG, and provide your references

Our membership resources:

Type of resource
DBS online system for Membership Secretaries - Know Your People
Information to help you access the online DBS system and verify an application.
Applying for a DBS Certificate - Know Your People
If you want to volunteer with us and work with our children and young people,...
Change of information form
Please use this form to update us on changes to your Woodcraft Folk membership and...
Scottish donations
Update your membership contribution amount
PVG & Screening webinar
This webinar is aimed at Scottish Membership Secretaries. The online video takes you through the...
Change of information form
Please use this form to update us on changes to your Woodcraft Folk volunteering or...
Access Membership on Groop - Tutorial video
This short tutorial explains how Membership Secretaries can access membership and screening information for the...
Group Registration 2024
Woodcraft Folk Annual Group Registration All groups are expected to complete the following for Group...
Membership FAQs
Find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about joining, renewing your membership, volunteer screening checks...

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please email 

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