Woodcraft Tool Box

How to use the online membership database - guidance

District Membership Secretaries now have access to the online records of members in their District.

This means they can log in to the website at www.woodcraft.org.uk, click through to the Woodcraft Folk membership database, and check their District members for their membership expiry dates, what stage their DBS is at, and update their contact details.

Woodcraft case studies

On this page you'll find an increasing number of stories from around Woodcraft Folk, explaining how groups and members have done things and how you can too.

Working Together

You're in one of the main sections of Woodcraft Folk's New Group Journey training module. The most important points to remember are listed first, and following that is a fuller explanation of what you need to do in this area.

Outreach stall guidance

Stalls at community events mean you can target your outreach depending on the type of event you go to.

Outreach guidance

Face to face outreach sessions are a great way of promoting your group. Families who have met and had fun with you are far more likely to come back than if they’ve just read a flyer.

NCS Resource List

A collect of resources from Woodcraft's NCS programme. 

Running a local DF group - Manchester DFs

Overview of the group - how many people come along regularly? How often do you meet, and what sort of venue?
We meet fortnightly above a co-op in manchester. We are particularly lucky in that there is a co-op hall near us which we're allowed to use for free. We're a broad group of around 40, but an average meeting will be between 10 and 15.

Example volunteer adverts

Below are examples of wording used by Woodcraft Folk Districts to advertise volunteer opportunities. They're part of the Volunteer Toolkit, produced by Woodcraft Folk Scotland to help Districts recruit, induct and support more volunteers.

Feel free to share your own volunteer recruitment materials with the rest of Woodcraft via www.woodcraft.org.uk/publish-your-own-news

Tips when recruiting volunteers

What do you need to remember in order to successfully recruit volunteers?

  • Define your roles and know the gaps
  • Use positive messages
  • Clarify the process
  • Provide information in a variety of formats

These are just a sample of the advice given in the two resources below. They're part of the Volunteer Toolkit produced by Woodcraft Folk Scotland to help Districts recruit, induct and support more volunteers. Download the full Toolkit here

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