Are you looking to get more involved with your local community?
Do you enjoy working with young people and children?
Are you passionate about big issues affecting society today and building children’s awareness and self-confidence to cope with the challenges of tomorrow?
Woodcraft Folk is a registered charity offering you the opportunity to help build a fairer, more peaceful world for all. We run weekly groups for children and are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to become group leaders and helpers in the Glasgow area. We currently have groups in the West End, East End and Southside.
Our groups aim to develop children and young people's confidence and awareness of the world. We promote big ideas like equality, co-operation and environmental sustainability through fun Activities. We do a wide range of activities including games, craft, exploring nature, bushcraft, drama, discussions and songs. As well as weekly group nights we take part in day events and camps with groups from across Scotland. If you are interested in joining our friendly team of volunteers please get in touch with Fleur Gayet, Scottish Officer, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 07833 051 557. We will provide information, taster sessions and training opportunities.
This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet like-minded people, have new experiences and give back to your community.
Ideally we are looking for volunteers who can commit weekly, during term time. If you are able to help less regularly we would still be interested in hearing from you.
Groups range in age from under 6's, 6-9's, 10-12's and 13-16's.
PVG scheme record check required.
Kelvingrove groups and Southside groups meet on a Wednesday night. East Emd group meets on a Monday night.
Benefits to self
- Experience of working with children and young people
- Involvement with Woodcraft Folk, an educational movement that believes passionately in cooperation, peace and equality
- Meeting like-minded people
- Taking part in fun, creative and meaningful activities
Benefits to others
- Contributing to Woodcraft Folk's aim to build children's self-confidence and their awareness of society, environment and the world around them
- Giving back to your local community
- Supporting children and young people to learn about big ideas through a wide range of activities
We offer a variety of training opportunities including Introduction to Woodcraft Folk, Group Leader training, and Safeguarding.
Support and supervision details
Local group volunteers will help you get to know the group and the role. Further support is available from the Scottish Officer if necessary.
- TypeChildren, Community Arts, Education, Environmental, Young People