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Watermill Volunteer

Watermill Volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
National Trust, Mill Lane, Minehead, England TA24 6SL, United Kingdom
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Mill volunteers are involved in all aspects of the Mill’s operation by interpreting the milling process to visitors, maintaining equipment, undertaking general

Detailed description

What’s involved?

· Creating a warm welcome to visitors at Dunster Working Watermill.

· Developing a good knowledge of Dunster Castle and Working Watermill, their stories and what they have to offer throughout the day, so that all visitors receive accurate and relevant information to enhance their visit

· Operating the water wheel to bring the Mill to life when milling is not taking place

· Cleaning and maintaining the front-of-house areas, including the shop, to achieve high standards of presentation

· Assisting the Miller with the milling process, including cleaning and maintenance of the working equipment

· Interpreting the milling process to visitors through answering questions, giving talks or leading short guided tours

· Becoming familiar with and then following the National Trust’s Health and Safety Policy and Dunster Castle specific information at all times

· Being part of a team that may need to adapt and change in response to local needs, National Trust priorities or changes to government guidelines e.g.Covid

We want all our volunteers to feel welcome and to have an equally positive experience when volunteering with us. So, volunteers will:

· Be provided with the necessary induction, training, equipment and reasonable adjustments to do this role well and safely

· Be offered expenses to cover agreed travel costs between home and place of volunteering.

· Have remote access to support, news and rotas via our volunteer website

This role will suit you if you are …

· Friendly and enthusiastic

· Enjoy meeting people and making new friends

· Enjoy being part of a team

· Keen to learn and share your knowledge and passion for all things milling

· Prepared to be flexible about what you do and muck in with all tasks

· Please note that this role is not suitable for people with respiratory conditions, mould allergies or who struggle in cold or damp conditions.

All National Trust volunteers will be asked to

· Respect and uphold the National Trust values whilst volunteering with us

· Complete training required of all NT volunteers and any role specific training

· Adhere to relevant policies and processes including safeguarding, health and safety, and equality and diversity

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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