Volunteer Opportunity at Dunham Massey Watermill in 2022

The National Trust staff at Dunham Massey are looking for volunteers for their water-powered mill. Built in the early 17th century as an estate corn mill, it was converted to a sawmill in 1860. The waterwheel still drives machinery including a frame saw, band saw, circular saw, boring machine, and a lathe. The mill volunteers play a vital role in bringing Dunham Massey to life. Working as a close team, you will inspire visitors by sharing your passion and knowledge for the Mill, the oldest building on the estate.

Dunham Massey is a National Trust estate close to Altrincham, in Trafford Greater Manchester. It comprises a Georgian mansion house, deer park, and seasonal gardens. Their staff team is supported by over 400 volunteers across the property. At Dunham Massey the NT is making the volunteering opportunities more vibrant, accessible, and diverse, and they’d like volunteers to help to achieve this.

What’s in it for you?

  • Being part of a friendly, supportive, and dedicated team
  • Expanding your knowledge about a fascinating part of the Dunham Massey estate
  • Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends
  • Building your confidence and improving your communication skills

Anyone interested should apply through the National Trust website – follow the link here:


The brick-built Watermill at Dunham Massey. Two millstones lean against the wall beside the entry door.

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