Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, off Stone Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1NL
01202 841400  info@walfordmillcrafts.co.uk

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Volunteering at Walford Mill

Walford Mill Education Trust Ltd is a registered charity, based in an historic former mill building on the northern edge of Wimborne, East Dorset – Walford Mill.

Surrounded by attractive managed grounds and hosting an on-site café Walford Mill has provided both an art oriented hub for the local community and point of focus for a wider network of artists makers and visitors drawn from across the whole of Dorset since its inception in 1986.

The Mill grounds welcomes over 50,000 Visitors per year.

Walford Mill provides the focus for encouraging, promoting and maintaining the highest standards of contemporary art and craft work in the region. It aims to encourage audience awareness through a programme of exhibitions and participation for all ages in a complementary education programme including lectures, seminars and practical workshops.

Being a Charity, volunteers are needed to help with everyday running of the Mill, whilst supporting the local creative community, across all demographics and ages.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to help with various different aspects of Mill life.  Activities that volunteers could have the opportunity to help out with include:


All skill sets are valuable and appreciated!  We are a friendly bunch, so please get in contact if you would like to know more.

Download a copy of the volunteer application form


Profile of Val Godman, one of our volunteers ...

I have been a volunteer at Walford Mill for probably eighteen years now and it is a great place for keeping up to date with arts and craft exhibitions and for watching Makers working, it also runs adult and children's classes.

Having previously previously been a senior lecturer in a college and also produced my own work it has been lovely to be 'part of something' and to see what the various makers are doing and I find it rewarding to meet visitors of all ages, and talk about the things that the mill has to offer.

There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and for anyone who feels they can contribute in a number of different ways and can use their knowledge either in the gallery, or administrative, maintenance, marketing areas, and help to make visitors feel welcome.   Overall to help in anyway needed at the time and hopefully to make someone's day better!

I have made some wonderful friends in the years I have volunteered at Walford Mill . Anyone who is interested, flexible and feels that in any small way they can tribute and be an extra pair of hands when needed will find it a rewarding place to be involved in.

Val Godman, Volunteer - Walford Mill