Do you have a passion for preserving Cornish heritage? Would you like to learn new conservation skills and spend time outdoors? Then volunteering with the Cornwall AONB’s Monumental Improvement project could be for you!
The AONB are looking for volunteers to support their summer conservation programme on Bodmin Moor which is helping to protect scheduled monuments on the Heritage at Risk Register. They’ll be providing practical conservation and archaeological recording training across a range of sites, with works that include:
– Re-erecting standing stones in stone circles and stone rows
– Carrying out archaeological recording of prehistoric sites
– Repairing erosion areas
If you are interested in assisting with these works and are able to offer some time in July, August and/or September, please join the volunteer induction and training day on Saturday 8 July. Led by David Attwell, the AONB’s Conservation Repair specialist, the induction session will give more details about the prehistoric sites which need help and the types of works involved.
Places on the introduction day will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please do not delay in registering your interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org, along with this completed health questionnaire and volunteer sign up form: Volunteer Form & Health Questionnaire
Please note that all conservation works are due to take place over long weekends from Fridays to Mondays, so let them know of your availability. It is also worth noting that the monuments are in fairly remote locations, and so, volunteers ideally need to be capable of walking to and from the sites across moorland terrain. If you have any concerns over access or would like to volunteer but are unable to attend the training session, please contact email@example.com. You can also reach out with any other questions about the volunteer induction training day and our programme of works.