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 is a Me Movie?

What will you get out of the program?

An industry mentor:

You can learn by doing, working with an expert who will share their knowledge with you and help you succeed.

Boosting your mental health:

With our WoodMor community and wellbeing coach you will be supported on your journey this will improve your self esteem and give you permission to focus on yourself.

A Video CV of your journey:

Creating a visual journal which captures the progression of your WoodMor experience. This will create self awareness and help you recognise your employability skills.

A chance to Fundraise:

You’ll make a real difference to those in your community through fundraising.

Who we work with

If you have a query about whether you are eligible for our programme, please contact us.

Personal Attributes

We are looking for people who are open minded, who have a positive attitude, a willingness to self reflect, are commitment to the programme, team players and are keen to challenge their comfort zone. No previous experience or qualifications are required.

Age 25+

If you are unemployed or underemployed or are available for part-time or full-time experience, get in touch!

Ability to self-record

Have access to a smart-phone or recording device, have an interest in self-recording and keen to publicise your achievements.


If you have experienced the criminal justice system or are a prison leaver and have struggled to find work opportunities, but believe you have the right attitude, we would like to hear from you.


If you’re a survivor of trauma, domestic abuse or sexual violence and have struggled to find work opportunities, we are here to help.


If you have a disabling condition or disability whether that's physical, mental, sensory or neurological and have struggled to find work, please get in touch with us. You can read the full definition on the UK Government website.

Registered with a Organisation

You will need to be registered with a charity, organisation or support group. To find out what organisations we work with check out our Partner Page.

How to become a participant

Still feeling like you want to explore? How to become a participant:

Step 1

  • Check if you are eligible by reading the content above.

Step 2

  • Download our document below, fill it in and send it back to us

Step 3

  • 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.