Get involved at Greens Windmill
Greens Windmill is a working windmill in the heart of Nottingham city centre, which also produces award-winning stone ground organic flour. Famously, it is the home of George Green, Nottingham’s brilliant mathematician. Along with a play park and science centre, the site brings together the wonder of windmills, the mysteries of science and the communities of Nottingham and Sneinton.
Since 2012 Green’s Mill has been running under the boundless energy and commitment of its team of volunteers and the windmill is run on behalf of the City by the Green’s Windmill Trust a registered charity. Thanks to this, the mill is now open five days a week, 10-4pm. The team assist with a whole array of roles including events, tours and meeting and greeting visitors.
We are looking for friendly people who are interested in developing events and activities to be delivered at the Windmill. You would be developing memorable events, educational activities and parties suitable to the themes of the site – science, heritage environment, art and maths – that will be engaging, accessible and suitable for our visitors while encouraging new audiences. Role Description here: Greens Windmill Events Coordinator
Greens have recently taken on an allotment next door to the mill, with the intention of renovating the plot. This would extend their currently limited outdoor space, and offer beautiful grounds for the public to enjoy.We are looking for friendly people to get involved in all aspects of garden maintenance (no machinery used) such as weeding, planting, sweeping etc. Role Description here: Greens Windmill Gardeners
Visitor Support Assistant
Volunteers take an active part in providing information and assistance to enhance the visitor’s experience by welcoming visitors, providing information about the history of the site and supervising the contents of each room ensuring their safety. Role Description here: Greens Windmill Visitor Support Assistant
Museum Care Ambassadors
We need enthusiastic friendly faces to help deliver a series of creative/art inspired workshops in partnership with a number of care settings that support older people. The handling collection, the temporary arts exhibition programme at Nottingham Castle and other cross-site exhibitions at Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey can all be used as inspiration for the workshop content. The main aim is to improve the health and well being of the participants through creative practice and enable many older people to enjoy our collections and exhibitions without having to visit our museum sites. Please note this role is based at various community care settings – residential homes, day care centres etc. Role Description here: Museums Care Ambassador
How to apply.....
We require anyone who wishes to volunteer to complete an application form. We regret that due to the number of applications we receive we are not able to accept them all. Our ability to offer a placement, at your preferred area or museum site can be affected by the time of year or the type of projects which may be running at any one time.
An application form can be found here:NCMG application form
All applicants are required to attend a one to one interview with a volunteer coordinator, to learn more about Nottingham Museums, our values, policies, to talk further about the role you have applied to do, and as a chance for you to ask any questions. It is also an opportunity for us to get you know better and ensure you are placed in the role best suited to your skills and interests.
All volunteers will receive an general induction to NCMG and to their specific site or role. Induction is designed as a friendly welcome and introduction to the site and area you will be volunteering at and will provide you with a clear idea of what to expect in your first days and weeks. It will also help you understand how you will be contributing to the museum service.