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Volunteering at Nether Alderley Mill

Visitors on a guided tour at Nether Alderley Mill, Cheshire
Visitors on a guided tour at Nether Alderley Mill | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Find out everything you need to know about donating your time and experience at Nether Alderley Mill, and in particular the two main roles we’re seeking new volunteers for. If you’re friendly and engaging and have a passion for history, we would love to welcome you onboard.

Why join us?

There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.

  • Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
  • Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
  • Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
  • Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
  • Enjoy the great outdoors
  • Learn about the history of this special place.

Getting involved

We’re looking for new volunteers to join our team as both tour guides and millers, particularly at weekends.

As a volunteer, you’ll be able to get to grips with the story of Nether Alderley Mill from its early days in the 16th century right through to the present day, and also have the opportunity to get hands-on with working heritage machinery.

Volunteer as a guide

We’re looking for friendly, engaging people with a passion for the past to join us as guides.

Your role will be to inspire visitors with the story of Nether Alderley Mill. Beginning at the millpond, you’ll trace the mill’s history from its origins as a 16th-century corn mill right through to the graffiti left on its walls when it was restored in the 1960s.

Don’t worry about knowing everything in advance – there’ll be plenty of opportunities to shadow other guides and get to grips with all the information.

The names of previous millers and workers on the entrance door at the Nether Alderley Mill, Cheshire
The names of previous millers and workers on the entrance door at Nether Alderley Mill | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Volunteer as a miller

As a volunteer miller, you’ll be part of the team that maintains and cares for the waterwheels, milling stones and other machinery at Nether Alderley Mill.

You’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate the machinery to visitors on guided tours, and explain more about how the corn milling process works.

This role is perfect if you have an interest in industrial history and love getting hands-on.

Search and apply for these and other roles at the National Trust volunteering website.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you

Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.

Two women wearing hard hats are smiling and crouching inside a low, brick tunnel which is kiln at Nether Alderley Mill, Cheshire.

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