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Events Promotion Assistant

DerwentWISE are looking for an enthusiastic events promotion assistant.

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Cromford Mill
Volunteering at Cromford

This is a very exciting time at Cromford Mills with the opening of the new Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Gateway this year. This means there are lots of new volunteer activities to get involved with.

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Countryside Service
Countryside Service Volunteers

The Countryside Service welcomes volunteers to help them care for the countryside and the historic built environment.

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Wildlife locations
Species Surveying and Environmental Education

An important part of conserving wildlife is knowing what species we have and which ones we have lost. DerwentWISE will be running a series of training events to allow local people to become better at identifying plants, animals and insects.

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Surveying
Heritage Conservation Team

The DerwentWISE Scheme are looking to establish a team of volunteers to be involved in historic buildings surveying, archaeological digs, drystone wall survey and repair and other activities linked to the build heritage of this historic region.

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Building 18 (Arkwright’s first mill) at Cromford
Wanted at Cromford - Costumed tour guides

What was it like to work in a cotton mill in the 18th century? How did Sir Richard Arkwright build his empire? If you have an interest in history and enjoy drama then this is the role for you.

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Landscape Conservation Team

Every Wednesday and Friday, the DerwentWISE scheme carries out practical work to improve the biodiversity of local wildlife sites throughout the lower Derwent Valley, including hedge laying, scrub clearing, tree planting and meadow creation.

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Derwent Valley Line Station Volunteers

Volunteers can take great pride in their local station by caring for station gardens, platform planters and flower baskets to create a welcoming environment for residents and visitors.

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North Mill, Belper, built with iron frame as developed by Charles Woolley Bage
Strutt's North Mill - Belper volunteers

Strutt's North Mill Museum and Visitor Centre are looking for new volunteers who are able to commit to an average of two afternoons per month.

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Birdswood, the Cromford Canal heritage narrowboat
Birdswood Volunteers

Would you like to be part of the crew on Birdswood? Then this is your chance as that is one of the many different roles Friends of Cromford Canal are looking for new volunteers to fill.

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