How to become a member of Woodcraft Folk

If you are regularly volunteering with our young people, going on a residential trip or one of our DFs (District Fellows) then you should become a member of Woodcraft Folk and a DBS if required. Membership also allows parents and carers to keep up to date with what we're doing as an organisation

For more reasons why you should become a member, click here!

We have a standard annual rate of £30 for members and a concessionary annual rate of £12 for those members who are students or on a low income. Payment can also be spread across the year by direct debit.

We also have a great offer for our District Fellows who can buy a 5 year membership at the age of 16 for only £60. Great 16th birthday present, Parents? We think so.

Join Woodcraft Folk online in three easy steps

  1. Sign into your user account. If you don't already have an account, you can create one here. Please, use the email address that you would like all your membership communications to go to. Kindly note that creating a user account and login is only the first part of the membership process please ensure to follow steps 2 & 3. 
  2. Select the Join/Renew option in My Woodcraft Folk (green box top right hand corner) or click here.
  3. Please, follow instructions to set up your payment.


Congratulations! You've now completed your online Woodcraft Folk membership application. You'll shortly receive an email from our national office welcoming you to Woodcraft Folk and advising you on the next steps of the membership process. If you're regularly volunteering with children & young people you'll need to be vetted by us to ensure your suitability to work with children. You'll shortly receive instruction by email on how to complete an online DBS application and provide the contact details of your referees.  

If you prefer to make your application on paper you can download a Membership Application Form to complete with the support of your Membership Secretary and either post it to Head Office or hand it to your District Membership Secretary who will be able to process it for you.

Download a Membership Application Form to print off and complete by hand.



All volunteers who regularly attend a group (more than once a month), or participate in residential activities, are also required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check. For more information about how to complete a DBS, click here.

For more information about membership, please contact

Or if you would like to support Woodcraft but don't have the time or skills to volunteer, you can become a Friend of the Folk or make a one-off contribution through our JustGiving page.