Our affordable rooms are available for hire. Any money raised gets put back into our charity.
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To keep our much-loved community space open there are lots of different ways to support us.
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In the early days, when The Mill was still being refurbished I walked past and said ‘hello’ to Neil (volunteer) who was up a ladder painting. We started to chat and it went from there. I volunteered because I wanted things to do, become attached and be part of my local community. Initially I had a regular receptionist slot but then I went away. Since I’ve come back I cover and fill in for any receptionists that can’t come in. I help out at events such as the monthly ‘Meet The Artist’, where I serve food and drink and chat to visitors or representing The Mill at the Walthamstow Garden Party. Also I’m one of The Mill Gardeners when I can.
An unexpected bonus of volunteering has been a sense of purpose and fulfilment. I’ve made new friendships, learnt new skills – I could go on…. One important thing I’ve found is that challenges are as important as opportunities. Volunteering can be challenging but you learn to adapt, you get the opportunity to learn from and with different cultures – it’s such a mix here. It’s a great place to overcome your own prejudices if you might have any.
My rule of life is to live your life to the fullest without hurting too many people along the way volunteering gives me lots of opportunities to achieve this.