Special Volunteering Days

Another volunteering day is planned for Saturday 27th April. Jobs will depend on the progress made during weeks before then. However we can promise that the tasks will be varied and should involve a lot of laughter.


Please note that only registered and confirmed volunteers will be allowed on the site so please don't just turn up. You will be contacted to confirm your attendance. Volunteers will receive an email at least the day before to give them details.

This time we have only one session starting at 9am. It is important you arrive on time as we will be running a safety induction to all volunteers. You are welcome to stay for as long as you wish once inducted.

The more we can do ourselves within the community, the more we can invest into the business to get the community hub up and running. Your help and time is really appreciated.

Our last volunteering day was on Saturday 30th March. It was very successful and well attended. There are a lot of photos on Facebook and Instagram, the links are below. We have also created a photo gallery so you can get a flavour of the day.

Bringing equipment will help too. If you have any of the following equipment you can either loan on the day or donate to the cause it would be greatly appreciated:

  • Dust masks (FFP3)
  • Medium/coarse sandpaper
  • Sanding blocks
  • Sanding machines
  • Plastic storage boxes
  • Screwdrivers
  • Shovels
  • Cleaning products and cloths
  • Chisels and mallets

If you have been to a volunteer day before and still have your dust mask, please remember to bring it along with you.


Perhaps you could help with supplies?

We are in need of consumables to help with the renovation work. There are a couple of ways to do this:

A huge thanks for your support.

At a loose end during the week?

Are you bored during the week? Had enough of daytime TV? Thought that you want to make a real difference in the world? Or simply want to hide from your partner or family? Well the answer is here!! Come and volunteer down at The Swan during the week. We need you whether you are skilled bricklayer, or carpenter, or can be a general labourer for the day. We also need people to take stuff the dump too.

Interested? Then come on down!

Please wear old clothing, gloves and secure footwear. High viz vests, hard hats, masks and the likes will be available. Before starting there will be a little light reading to do and also a safety briefing too. We will also need your signature as part of the legal stuff.

There is still plenty to do! See the recent photos here. We will be posting more as we go along.

Your time and help would be appreciated.

Tradesmen and Professionals

We are also looking for further help with the project at preferential rates (or for free, as a gift to the project). Can you help? Or do you know someone who can? We are also looking for skilled tradesmen who are able to volunteer their time during the week.

We are going to need people with a wide range of skills:

  • Skilled tradesmen such as builders, plumbers, electricians and gas engineers.
  • Other skilled people such as plasterers, painters and handymen.
  • Surveyors, accountants and lawyers.
  • Graphic designers, photographers, marketeers and web designers.

Please let us know either when registering for volunteer days coming up, or get in touch directly via email to: Lexie Sparks.

Volunteering once the pub is open

To get this working for the community, we will need people to help:

  • Organise the running of clubs, pub competitions and special events.
  • Be mentors and coaches for our young people from The Green Room School.
  • Raise funds for further phases of improvements to The Swan.
  • And those with hospitality skills.

We will also need volunteers to help with the renovations of later phases of The Swan (e.g. B&B, outbuildings, etc).

How do I volunteer?

There are several ways to volunteer: