The horrible LibDems & Tories patronisingly claim they have invented the “BIG SOCIETY” idea where, in their eyes, they force people to volunteer to do work that people used to get paid for. Well those privileged Lib-dem and Tory Toffs wouldn’t have a clue why people volunteer, they’ve never done anything of use to anyone without getting paid a fat wedge to do it.
Here is an example of a real Volunteer project that you will find at the VOLUNTEERS FOR PEACE website. Many people take the opportunity to share their skills and have a holiday at the same time.
This one is near Chepstow(see Map) and requires just manual skills. Other projects ask for a wide range of professional skills. THE WEBSITE IS HERE
GRAYHILL FARM,(Green Valley) MONMOUTHSHIRE
Grayhill Farm comprises a house with hall, barn, dairy, well house with copper and bread oven, stables, pig sty, and much more. Help is required with restoring stables which are used to store equipment, hay, firewood and to provide shelter for rare breed livestock.
In the first week he work involves building an oak roof for farm stables and laying a sandstone roof on it. In week two the camp will be holding its annual Living History display for schools. Around 50 volunteer experts in period costume will demonstrate life in the English countryside in 1599. A variety of skills from dyeing to cooking, haymaking to charcoal burning will be shown. Volunteers may take part in this week and will be supplied with period costume and work with a small group of English experts at one of the activities or they can have a rest week and go travelling. Week three will be spent covering the roof with sandstone tiles.
ACCOMODATION AND FOOD
Volunteers will be living in tents, and cooking will be done on open fires.
LOCATION & LEISURE ACTIVITY
The camp is located at Grayhill Farm, Llanvair Discoed, near Chepstow. Monmouthshire:- See map
Notes: The camp covers three weeks. Volunteers can stay for two or three weeks. Some people with carpentry experience would be very useful.