People get involved in volunteering for a huge variety of reasons, Lynn started to volunteer with her local Woodcraft Folk group because her son enjoyed attending the weekly sessions. She told us,
“I had never volunteered before and I started so my son could be part of a group that I could also be involved with. We have loved making friends and learning new skills together. I have been volunteering for roughly 5 years now.”
Woodcraft Folk run several groups on weekday evenings in the Falkirk area where volunteers and children come together to take part in fun activities. Lynn is pictured below being subjected to an elaborate Halloween game, the kids had a fantastic time wrapping her up as a “toilet paper mummy”.
“I like volunteering because it allows me to experience things from the kid’s perspectives and be a big kid again myself! If I had to choose 3 words to sum up my experience of volunteering they would be REWARDING, ENLIGHTENING and FULFILLING.”
The local Woodcraft Folk groups have adapted to the current circumstances by making use of remote technology to allow the groups to still hold regular sessions and they are in the process of sending activity packs to children who attend the groups to have fun with at home.
Both volunteers and children are looking forward to seeing each other again when it is safe to do so. If you would like to know more about volunteering with Woodcraft Folk in the Falkirk area, please contact Clare Ritchie by email: firstname.lastname@example.org