Volunteers

'I have met lovely inspiring people, it has allowed me to take part safely in volunteering during the lockdown, it's been a help to me to help others. It has given me an insight into how community spaces can work and a lot of hope for the future.'
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The recent completion of the terraced garden is the latest addition to the park refurbishment.  Annick Alet reports on the latest developments and plans for the future.
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Volunteer baker
"I lost my job due to the Covid situation, and FoWG has been that little light that's kept me going. I see great things in the future for the Friends."
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Volunteer miller
"There are loads of different roles available here, and within a few months I had already branched into other areas of volunteering at the windmill. I love that my role here can be so varied."
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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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