Did you know that next week is Volunteers Week?
Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) is an annual event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. Here on our South Lakes patch we are particularly lucky to have a very diverse and enthusiastic team of volunteers helping us and we thought in celebration of Volunteers Week we'd join forces with our historic houses blog and mention some of the work done in both the countryside and the houses. During Volunteers Week it will be business as usual for our volunteers but there's no better time for us to say a big 'thank you' to all of them. Here's a quick look at just some of what goes on.
|Our volunteers play a vital part in helping visitors get the most out of their visits|
The recent weather has been good for plants (and weeds!), so the community growers are busy tending their plots at Monk Coniston's walled garden, whilst our garden volunteers have been helping Pete (the Gardener) make Hill Top such a welcoming traditional cottage garden.
|Monk Coniston Community Growers exercising their' green fingers'|
|Brian & Jenny hard at work in Hill Top veg garden|
The South Lakes Conservation group has been busy as usual, working hard on some dry stone walls near Windermere, back-breaking but rewarding.
|Volunteer lengsthmen on a previous walling job|
|You take the one on the right, I'll take the left - one's bound to have gold at the end!|
If you're interested in learning more on aspects of our volunteering here's some useful links:
- If you’re interested in volunteering for the National Trust in your own area:
- or to help us here in the South Lakes, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you'd like to know more about our working holidays
- find out more about Volunteers Week
photo credits : various including National Trust, Rob Clarke, Paul Kear, Photography by Ward, Volunteering England