Become a Participant
An extraordinary experience. A supportive community. An opportunity to learn new skills essential for well-being and work. Join a Woodmor programme and realise your employment potential.
We match our participants with extraordinary challenges to showcase their personal attributes and employability.
Our participants engage in bespoke challenges, learn skills, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. These qualities are essential for working life; resilience, problem-solving, team-work, planning, and taking on new responsibilities.
We partner with our facilitators to provide these tailor-made experiences. Once completed, the WoodMor team showcase this journey in a digital CV – called the ‘Me Movie’. This is a video diary of the WoodMor experience which captures these employability skills. This can be shared by the WoodMorer with their future employer.
Employers recognise the skills WoodMorers have developed which make them valuable members of the workforce; improving their access to employment and their confidence in the workplace.
What will you get out of the program?
How to become a participant
Still feeling like you want to explore? How to become a participant:
- Check if you are eligible by reading the content above.
- Download our document below, fill it in and send it back to us
- Wait for your discovery dialogue
Frequently asked questions
Where can I do a WoodMor challenge?
We are a national foundation and we work with organisations across the UK. We will work to place your challenge near your location.
How much will it cost?
For you, well it’s free of course! Although you will have to commit to fund-raising, but don’t worry we will walk you through this to ensure you get the most out of this experience. It is also important that you have access to the internet and can use a smartphone.
What happens once I’ve signed up?
Once you’ve sent us your document, we will review it to see if we are able to offer you a discovery dialogue. After this, you will receive a welcome pack from the WoodMorers and we will be in touch and try to match you with your facilitator.
What if I do not like filming myself?
We completely understand that filming may make you feel uncomfortable at first. You can start with journalling, painting, or taking photographs of your challenge. The WoodMor team will help you feel more at ease and you won’t be rushed into it. We will go at your pace and help you find what works for you.
What if I do not get a job after?
If you do not get a job straight away, we will continue to support you as a WoodMor Ambassador. We will keep you in our minds eye with employers and keep helping you with tips and help. It’s important to remember that it’s about the journey with us, not necessarily the destination.
Junior WoodMor programme coming soon:
We have partnered with international Charity Camphill Wakefield which works with 16-24 year olds. We have started a Beekeeping Programme and have three hives there. Our scholar is learning to beekeep, documenting their experience and contributing to a sustainable planet. Click to find out more about Byran's journey.