Volunteers

Volunteer cook
"The windmill is great because there’s so many different opportunities and different things you can get involved with, from milling to education to tour guides, so there’s really something for everyone here."
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Volunteer baker
"I would encourage anyone to consider volunteering. It makes me feel connected with my local community and I am constantly impressed with the energy and passion around Brixton Windmill."
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Volunteer fundraiser
"Being able to commit, even if for only an hour or two a month, makes such a difference to organisations like Friends of Windmill Gardens."
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Lead miller
"I've volunteered in a lot of places but I’ve never done anything like this before! It’s been a way to get familiar with everyone keeping this living, breathing windmill still going after all these years."
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Guide, volunteer coordinator and trustee
"My job as an editor was fairly deskbound, so meeting the public and learning new presentation and communication skills has been good for me."
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Volunteer walks guide and trustee "I have met some lovely people, learned quite a lot about windmills, and keep discovering new things about the history of the area."
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Steward and education volunteer "It's early days yet but I've enjoyed meeting the other volunteers and finding out about the history of the windmill. I knew the mill before it was renovated and it's nice to be involved in the regeneration - if only in a small way."
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Park volunteer "As well as meeting loads of people and feeling useful to my community, I have improved myself by taking advantage of training opportunities offered by FoWG. It gave me additional transferable skills useful both for the windmill and for myself in other capacities. I have learned a lot about the place I live and made friends who have become very close."
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Volunteer guide and communications co-ordinator "It’s made me feel more rooted in the community – I’ve met and worked with a lot of local people, and it’s great to feel that we can make a difference by working together."
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Volunteer tour guide "My favourite thing about volunteering is the great team atmosphere, and in particular the enormous grin most visitors have on their faces when entering the top floor of the mill and seeing the simplicity but might of the gearing and wheels up there!"
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