Volunteering


Roundel transparent white background and edge 97 copyWe are always looking out for keen and enthusiastic people to volunteer their time and skills.

Here is a list of opportunities where you can get involved.


Village Market

We are looking for a coordinator for our stall at the Hassocks Village Market.   Is there anyone out there who would be prepared to take on that role which involves booking the stall in the monthly Village Market, helping to set up and dismantle the stall and coordinating the manning rota from among the mill’s team of volunteers?  Colin Lambert, who has had to resign from the job due to pressure of work, is happy to continue to help and, if necessary, order supplies of goods etc.  If you have some time to spare and could take on this task, please let us know.

Contact: Fred Maillardet at info@oldlandwindmill.co.uk

Refreshments

Would you be willing to make a cake and  / or assist with refreshments on an Open / Event day. If you would like to support the Mill in this way then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Contact: Marylyn Rankin at info@oldlandwindmill.co.uk

Stewards

Are you willing to assist with the running of our Open Days and Event Days. These Days are a significant element of our fundraising and your support would assist with the future running and maintenance of the Mill. If you would like to support the Mill in this way then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Contact: Fred Maillardet at info@oldlandwindmill.co.uk

Mill Guides

We need more Mill guides to support our Open Days and Event Days. Training and familiarisation will be provided as required.

If you are happy to talk to the public and to share your knowledge about the Mill then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Contact: Fred Maillardet at info@oldlandwindmill.co.uk

Stall

If you would like to help running a stall at our Open Days and Event Days then you would be greatly assisting our fundraising. No special talent is needed other than to promote a sale or donation.

If you would like to support the Mill in this way then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Contact: Fred Maillardet at info@oldlandwindmill.co.uk

Painters

Whilst the Mill looks a magnificent sight right now, being an all timber structure it requires a great deal of maintenance, mostly painting. It doesn’t seem long ago that we put the sweeps onto the mill but sadly they are very difficult to maintain whilst hung. Like Jill Mill, we need to take down the sweeps on a regular basis so that maintenance can be carried out in a safe and efficient manner. We repainted two of the sweeps in 2011 for refurbishment and will be repainting the other two in 2013. To support this we will need numerous people, mostly painters, to assist with the task.

If you would like to help maintain this very important piece of Hassock’s heritage then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Contact: Mick Fitter at info@oldlandwindmill.co.uk

Grass Cutting

If you could help us keep the grass cut on a regular basis then we would like to hear from you. The mill possesses a petrol powered mower which is easy to use.

Contact: Mick Fitter at info@oldlandwindmill.co.uk

Mill Winding

The Mill has to be manually turned to face the prevailing wind to maintain its stability. Would you be willing to go to the mill site and assist others to turn the mill when this is required? Ideally we would want to establish a number of volunteers who can be called upon in the time of need. The Weather Watch Team is getting better at interpreting the weather forecasts and it’s not often that we get caught out and need to unexpectedly turn the mill. The winding will always be supervised by an experienced member of the Weather Watch Team.

If you would like to support the Mill in this way then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Contact: Mick Fitter at info@oldlandwindmill.co.uk