Volunteer Days & Weekends
We know that not everyone can offer to be with us for a whole weekend, and we have had requests for different types of ways that people can help here. So to this end we are able to offer the following:
Bespoke Volunteering: Do you have a particular skill or want to help with a particular project? Then you can contact individual community members via the firstname.lastname@example.org email to offer your help and arrange times to suit.
Volunteer Days: These are days when the community is focused on one or two general projects at the estate (eg: logging, land husbandry, planting, decorating etc) These dates are generally the 3rd Sunday of the month (except Aug). We will provide you a lovely simple vegetarian lunch in return for your day of helping. We will not be able to provide any accommodation during these days.
Volunteer Days for 2017- (3rd Sunday of each month *except May & July, please email to let us know you are coming)
Jan 15th, Feb 19th, March 19th, April 16th, June 18th, *July 23rd, Sept 17th, Oct 15th, Nov 19th, Dec 17th.
Volunteer Weekends: We are holding two weekends in 2017 where people will have the opportunity to bring their own camping gear and camp on the land (Friday afternoon – Sunday evening) in return for helping out on the Saturday and Sunday. A vegetarian lunch will be provided each day. Dates for 2017- July 21st-23rd.
If you are interested in helping out on this beautiful heritage site please contact Jules on email@example.com who will send you more details.
Wood Collection- There are a number of fallen and dead trees we will be cutting up and logging to season. Locals are welcome to help and can have a bag of wood to take home!
Repair and Maintenance- This includes roof repair, fixing the bedroom ceiling, mortar pointing, repair of window frames, and painting in lime wash.
Experience and Skills- we will welcome volunteers with varying levels of skill and experience, and look forward to sharing ours too, so that each of us can learn something new.
Market Garden- We plan to turn a field of depleted pasture into a produce garden and shop, and will need help digging, composting, building our polytunnel, and starting to plant crops to over winter.
Land- Right now there are task such as helping to gather firewood to the barn for winter, team sessions of weeding and bramble management, repair to stone walls and fencing.
As projects at Temple Druid develop there will be further opportunities to gain experience by working alongside leaders in heritage crafts and building skills, and as our programme of workshops and courses get going you may wish to help on one of these.
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