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Event date: 
20 April 2012 - 4:23pm - 22 April 2012 - 4:23pm
Event location: 
Jordans YHA, near London, HP9 2SN


  • Are you looking to get more involved with Woodcraft Folk in your area?
  • Would you like to work with young people but don’t know where to start?
  • Does committing to a fixed amount of time and a single project sound interesting?
  • Why not become a mentor?


Learn new skills, help young people and spend a weekend with like minded folk by a wood burning stove / amongst the bluebells.

Travel, food and accommodation ALL expensed!

Less than 20 miles from London, easy access to a train station.

Only 20 places so BOOK FAST!


THE smaller PRINT:

The mentoring program has been developed in order to help young people in Woodcraft Folk who would like to take on more responsibility or who are interested in trying new roles. The emphasis is on supporting young people interested in leadership.

Mentors will offer encouragement and support to their Mentees, providing them with opportunities to try new things and develop the confidence to take on new responsibilities. As well as setting up new groups young people might need support in anything from getting involved as volunteers at group nights, promoting or budgeting for an event, running campaigns or being a KP at camp.

Mentoring has been widely used in other sectors but there are few examples of a scheme like this one where mentoring is intended to enhance democracy and access to participation. (see for more information)

Course information
The course comprises of 4 interactive workshops sessions. These introduce the course, explore the aims and benefits of mentoring, develop participant's skills (such as communication, listening, being able to give feedback) and enable participants to metamorphose like emerging butterflys into magnificent mentors (in this section participants create an online profile so they can be matched to mentees by a member of the TREE staff team).

The course has been developed by the Cooperative College in partnership with experienced Woodcraft Folk members.

Everyone joining the Woodcraft Folk Mentoring Scheme is offered the opportunity to register for and, on fulfilling the necessary requirements, be awarded the ASDAN Peer Mentoring Award. (This formal aspect is not compulsory but a great way to recognise your achievement!).

This course is designed to embed the necessary skills and knowledge to needed to work with young people in safe and confident ways that respect their desire to be increasingly responsible for their own programs.


To find out more or to book your place contact: / 020 7358 6458 or use the booking form below.

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