Woodcraft Folk offers a range of training opportunities for volunteers to build their knowledge. Much of this is free to access, and is a great chance to take a step back from group sessions, and share ideas and skills.

These sessions will help you to run a successful group, where children can engage, learn and have fun in a safe environment, with confident leaders and helpers.  

Woodcraft Folk currently offers a range of online and face to face training opportunities. You can also access resources that will support you to run your own training sessions in your local area. Select one of the options below to access these materials or find a forthcoming event that meets your needs. You can also find additional training information in the Resource Drive (login required).

Woodcraft Folk recommends that, as a minimum, all Group & District Co-ordinators and Local Safeguarding Leads complete the National Youth Agency’s introductory training course, “Safeguarding in a Youth Work Setting”. This short online module can be accessed free through the NYA’s Safeguarding Hub.



Watch back our archived webinars on everything from bushcraft to gift aid

Training Plans

View our downloadable training packs on a variety of subjects

Volunteer Training

Register to take the National Youth Agency's 'Safeguarding in a Youth Work Setting' training course, recommended for all volunteers.

Upcoming Live Training

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Training resources:

Type of resource
Bored Meetings
Equality, respect and shared decision-making are central to Woodcraft Folk’s ways of working. Bored Meetings...
Have a Good Weekend
June 2021 Now that camping and overnight activities are permitted once again, how should you...
Managing Bubbles
September 2020 This webinar, led by Debs McCahon, outlines how to provide Woodcraft Folk activities...
Meeting Online Safely
February 2021 Join our development officers Clare Ritchie and Lauren Karstadt for an overview of...
New Groups Webinar
This webinar takes you through the steps needed to start a new group, showing you where to find the resources and guidance you'll need.
Role of the Membership Secretary
June 2021 Join Woodcraft Folk’s membership and groups co-ordinator Leanne Powell for an introduction to...
Safeguarding Introduction
May2021 How do we keep children and young people safe at Woodcraft Folk? Clare Ritchie...
Socially Distanced Programme
March 2021 Clare Ritchie and Lauren Karstadt from Woodcraft Folk’s development team provide ideas and...
Treasurers' Masterclass
May 2021 Join Richard Burgess-Gamble (Head of Finance), Roland Susman (National Treasurer) and Ros Epson...
Who needs a DBS PVG check
Webinar on DBS or PVG checks

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

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