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We are recruiting for volunteers at our Kings Heath and Moseley Woodcraft Folk local youth groups!

Come and work with one of the longest serving and most established youth movements in the world.

Volunteering with Woodcraft Folk is a chance to develop skills, improve wellbeing, try something different, explore new experiences, meet like-minded people, support local community and make an impact through value driven work.

Through weekly group nights we support children and young people to take the lead and change their world. We are currently looking for volunteers at our Kings Heath and Moseley local groups in South Birmingham who share our passion and want to be part of an exciting community.

If you are not from Kings Heath and Moseley and would like to volunteer with Woodcraft Folk please head here to find and contact your nearest group.

Being a volunteer at Woodcraft Folk means being part of a thriving community of passionate and dedicated people. It’s about developing skills, helping children and young people engage with the world around them and, meeting new people and most importantly, having fun!

Everyone welcome

Every week thousands of volunteers and young people across the UK meet in school halls, community venues and a host of other places to attend our local groups. There, our young members learn about big ideas through fun activities like craft, games, camping, playing and debating.

Our local groups are the lifeblood of our charity and this crucial offering for children and young people is only possible with the support of a diverse range of volunteers.

We are an inclusive organisation and encourage everyone to apply to volunteer with us. No experience necessary! No matter what your skills or background, there will be something for you where you can make a difference at a local group.

Our Kings Heath and Moseley local groups meet weekly on Thursdays during term time from 6-9PM at the Cambridge Road Methodist Church and surrounding park areas. serving a range of ages. However, the volunteer opportunities on offer are flexible and you don’t need to make each group session. Volunteering can be organised to fit around your existing commitments. We are grateful for your support no matter what time you can give.

Apply now to find out how you can fit into our volunteer family! Fill in the form at the bottom of this web page to express your interest in volunteering.

Develop skills
Meet new people
A rewarding experience

Current volunteering roles

The Kings Heath and Moseley groups are looking to fill the following roles:

  • a Sessional Leader Role whose responsibilities will include preparing and delivering sessions (1-2 hours a week). You don’t have to be able to attend each group session to volunteer.
  • a Safeguarding Volunteer who will be in charge of making sure the group maintains good safeguarding practice including updating policy (1 hr per month plus a quarterly two hour meeting).

An induction will be carried out by the local groups and any training provided for the roles.

You can find out more about the roles by attending our upcoming taster session (see below).

What’s on offer

Our volunteers can benefit from:

  • Training and development relevant to their role
  • Learning new things within a supportive community
  • A range of opportunities on offer to explore
  • Meeting new people and making memories to last a lifetime
  • The many physical and mental wellbeing improvements volunteering can bring particularly in outdoor based roles
  • Comprehensive insurance cover while volunteering with us

Next steps – attend our taster session to find out more!

The groups are hosting a taster session event on Thursday 9th May from 7-8.30PM at Cambridge Road Methodist Church. B13 9UE. At the event you can learn more about volunteering at Woodcraft Folk, experience what happens at a group night and ask any questions. During the taster session attendees will be invited to come and observe part that week’s group night and there will be the chance to meet some of the local group team, ask questions and learn more about the volunteer sign up process over tea/coffee and biscuits. 

If you want to attend the taster session, you must register your interest beforehand by filling in the form below.

If you can’t make the taster session, you can still apply to volunteer with the local group by filling in the form below and someone from the group will contact you via email.

Please check your spam/junk folders as emails from the group can sometimes end up in there.

Woodcraft Folk are also running an webinar on Monday 13th May at 7.30PM to give an insight into what volunteering with a Woodcraft Folk local group is like. Once you’ve filled in the form below, we will send you more info on the webinar.

Signing up

Please fill in the form below by Monday 22nd April 2024 to register your interest in volunteering and to confirm your attendance at the taster session and/or online webinar if you are planning to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact the local group via their email address at

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Application form

To register your interest in volunteering, please fill in the form below and we will share your details with your local group. Your local group will contact you with more information on the roles available, the upcoming taster session event and the next steps you need to take (make sure to check your spam/junk folder as our emails can sometimes end up here and we don’t want you to miss out!).
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