This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 31 Mar.
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 outreach helpers in the Glasgow East End district. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet likeminded people, have new experiences and give back to your community.
The East End Elfins are for 6-9 year olds and meet every Monday during term time from 6pm to 7pm in or near Alexandra Park, and we’re looking for volunteers to help out once or twice a month at the weekly sessions and/or to be involved with outreach in the local area. This could involve flyering, school visits, stalls and play out days in local parks, embedding the group within the community. This term, we’ve been exploring big issues like peace and sustainability through a wide range of activities including lantern parades, nature bingo, singing together and cooperative games.
We know that your time is precious so we will work with you to make sure you to get the most out of your experience with us. From working directly with the groups and running your own sessions, to attending wider Woodcraft events and camping trips, there are many aspects of the organisation you can choose to get involved with and we’ll support you with training and advice every step of the way.
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
- Experience of working with schools
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
East End Glasgow
There will be ongoing training opportunities including an Introduction to Woodcraft, Group Leader training and Safeguarding training. You will also be supported by online resources.
Hours per week
1 or 2 hours a month
Support and supervision details
You will be supported in this role until you feel confident to be a Group Leader, and you will have a point of contact for supervision throughout.
- TypeChildren, Community Arts, Education, Environmental, Young People