Kevin Williamson volunteers at Flatford as a Web Editor. We had a few questions for him.
Volunteer Web Editor
Q: Could you describe what you do as a National Trust Volunteer?
A: I come to Flatford once a week to update the website and make sure the content is current and fresh. Our visitors increasingly use the website before their visit to find out what is on offer so I like to contribute to a good visitor experience.
Q: How long have you been coming?
A: About 3 years. I first began volunteering when I came to visit and I spotted a request for help on the noticeboard.
Q: What brought you to Flatford for your first visit?
A: I wanted to see where John Constable painted the Hay Wain. I thought it would be a closely guarded secret but was pleased to find it was accessible to the public. I am a member of the National Trust and I love walking in the Dedham Vale and had been visiting and camping nearby for over 10 years.
Q: What do you like about volunteering?
A: It is a beautiful place to work. It makes a change to leave my office and talk to a wide variety of people who are either volunteers staff or visitors. There are coffee mornings, start and end of season meetings as well as outings specially arranged for volunteers.
Q: What is your normal job?
A: I have my own business as a web developer, designing websites and systems for businesses.
" We are very grateful to have Kevin’s expertise on hand and we are always glad to see his friendly face."