Woodcraft Folk - Children's group leaders and helpers - Glasgow Southside

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Woodcraft Folk are looking for group leaders and helpers for our Glasgow Southside groups. There are 3 groups for children and young people of differing age ranges from under 6's to 13-16's . The groups meet one evening a week in term time but may organise day trips and camps in school holidays.

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 scotland@woodcraft.org.uk or phoning 07833 051 557. We will provide induction information, taster sessions and training opportunities.

Please note that we have other volunteer opportunities in Glasgow in the West End.

Organisation aims and objectives

Woodcraft Folk are a UK wide voluntary organisation and a registered educational charity. We run groups for children and young people from toddlers to teenagers. Groups meet weekly (school term time) and go on daytrips and overnight hostelling and camping trips at weekends and school holidays. Groups do a wide range of activities including games, crafts, cooking and drama. The organisation has an emphasis on outdoor activity including exploring nature, and bushcraft. At our groups children and young people have fun, make friends and develop confidence. We encourage them to celebrate and question the world they live in. We aim for our activities to raise awareness of local and global issues, and promote co-operation, social justice and environmental sustainability.










Frequency and commitment details

Ideally we are looking for volunteers who can commit weekly, during term time on a Wednesday evening. If you are able to help less regularly we would still be interested in hearing from you.


PVG scheme record check required References required
Experience required: No previous experience is required. Volunteers need to be enthusiastic about engaging with and supporting children and young people and committed to Woodcraft Folk's Aims and Principles.
Travel details: We can provide travel expenses.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses, expenses for agreed in advance materials provided for group activities
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Volunteers are welcome to visit our groups for a few sessions to help them decide if they would like to become involved regularly. Visits should be prearranged.
Training details: We offer training on the aims of Woodcraft Folk and putting these into practice in planning and running activities, safeguarding, promoting positive behaviour and working as part of a volunteer team.