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Be a volunteer for the Trust!

The great thing about volunteering with Swannington Heritage Trust is that the range of tasks is so varied:-

Weed control
- Without annual weed control the engine house and the railway tracks would be swamped with weeds.

Skilled Carpentry
- When spending £4,500 on oak for a project, meticulous highly skilled carpentry is essential.

Mill Guide
- Learn about the mill’s history and operations, then be a guide when the mill is open.

Bell Pits

Bell Pits

Hedge trimming
- Hedges keep growing, as do the unwanted brambles.

“Normal” DIY
- There are plenty of tasks where normal DIY skills are very useful.

Strawberry Fayre
- People to prepare the food, serve the drinks, wash up.

Crown lifting
- The lower branches of trees need to be removed otherwise they prevent the grass and
hedges from growing.

Bell Pits

Bell Pits

Lifting & carrying
– Each part of our brake wheel has to be moved from the workshop to the
top floor of the mill.

Photographer
- We are always looking for good photos of our sites and their nature for our website.

Mowing & strimming
- With so many grass paths there is a lot of mowing and strimming to be done.

Bricklaying
- Whether it is the plinth for a boiler or marking the layout of a former building,
bricklaying skills are handy.

Bell Pits

Bell Pits

Writing
- Articles for our magazine and website. Perhaps your life in the village 50 years ago.

Fires
- We cut back large volumes of branches, shrubs and vegetation. Our sites would be full of brush
piles if we did not burn the material.

Painting
- Picnic tables, railings, doors and window frames need painting.

Knowing people
- Knowing who can supply transport, make something, lend some tools or supply some information. All these help the Trust.

Planting
- Planting trees, shrubs, bulbs and wild flowers. Nature needs a hand sometimes.

Management
- A dreaded name but people are needed to make decisions, buy materials, plan work,
organise fund raising.

Naturalist
- Identify and study the flowers, birds and other wildlife on site.

There is always a job if you are prepared to offer your services.
 

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