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international volunteers at Menter Y Felin Uchaf on the Llyn Peninsula,  North Wales
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young volunteers on a course at Menter Y Felin Uchaf, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
international young volunteers on a thatching course at Menter Y Felin Uchaf, Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
International volunteers on a building course at Menter Y Felin Uchaf, Aberdaron, North West Wales
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volunteers sitting on the oak frame they raised by hand at the Felin Uchaf Centre in North West Wales

 

Information about Volunteering at The Felin Uchaf Centre

 

Hi there !

 

We are currently looking for practical, well motivated and hard working people with any previous building, carpentry or organic gardening experience to help with gardening and on an eco-visitor centre construction project.There are currently still places this summer for volunteers with relevant experience. The remaining accommodation is in the thatched Celtic roundhouses ( please see the Essential Information 2013 - below for details of the roundhouses) both of which each sleep a maximum of 5 people.

 

You can follow this link for a preview of the volunteer accommodation roundhouses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EleHH3CoBWg

 

This summer & autumn we have limited numbers to around 10 residential volunteers - staying in the main farmhouse & roundhouses . The facilities are very basic and the rooms small. You'd need a very warm sleeping bag and good warm clothes as the peninsula gets - wet, windy and wild weather even at this time of year! Please ensure you read through the information below thoroughly to understand what work we'll be doing and what facilities to expect at the centre

 

The timber framing on the new visitor & community centre building commenced last autumn. We currently need help with oak timber framing, stone wall/lime building until the end of June - then straw bale walling & lime/clay plastering work, roofing & slating & lots of interesting internal joinery and furniture work until March 2014.

 

In addition we are looking to recruit volunteers who have some organic gardening experience to help with our beautiful and productive herb & veg community gardens. We follow a biodynamic planting calender and methodology as closely as possible.

 

Please note that all the work at the centre is physically demanding and you'll need to be fit and have a strong back

 

Below you can download the current essential volunteer information to read, a copy of the centre's Voluntering Policy and an application form for you to email back to me.

 

with very best wishes

Dafydd Davies-Hughes

Project manager Canolfan Felin Uchaf Centre

 

 

 

 

                                          young volunters from all over the world helped rasie a new oak framed visitor centre at the Felin Uchaf Centre in North West Wales this May

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international volunteers cob building on the new roundhouse at Menter Y Felin Uchaf, Aberdaron, North Wales

volunteers thatching the earthhouse at Menter Y Felin Uchaf, Aberdaron, North West Wales

Will Willams,volunteer, making oak pegs on a building course at Menter Y Felin Uchaf, Aberdaron, North West Wales

Bardsey Island off the Llyn Peninsula

 

The Celtic roundhouse

interior of the roundhouse accommodation

 

the interior of the residential roundhouses

 

some examples of the commisioned public works we have craeated....

 

 

oak waymarker

 

 

oak and boulder bench

 

 

carved bird hed on ano oak gate

 

 

Celtic motiff carvings on oak footpath gates for Ynys Llanddwyn Nature reserve on Ynys Mon

 

 

an oak bench ap Gwilym's poetry at Ynyss Llanddwyn