Volunteer flyersThe Barony a Frame Trust is sending out a message to the local community ‘We Need You’.
‘We want local people, particularly those with a connection to mining or with an interest in the local community to volunteer as guides at the site so that they can pass on their knowledge and stories to visitors,’ says Barney Menzies, Chair of the Trust.
The Trust is currently carrying out works on the site to clear an area of derelict land and connect the A Frame to the surrounding footpath network. As part of this project the Trust is keen to involve local people as guides to show visitors or school groups around the site and talk about their experiences of mining or local culture.
Don’t worry about your age, qualifications or experience, everyone will be welcome as a volunteer. ‘What we’re interested in is people who have knowledge of their community and want to pass it on in an informal way,’ adds Barney. ‘All volunteers need to do is commit to giving a few hours when they can spare them so that we can have a number of volunteers who can be at the site when required.’
The Trust will be working in conjunction with local organisations – CVO and the Volunteer Centre – to provide appropriate training for all volunteers.
Anyone interested in volunteering is urged to contact Sylvia Allen