Young volunteers from around the world have helped give Wimborne Minster a deep clean in a weeklong heritage camp. The project, which is organised by Community Service Volunteers (CSV), is part of a nationwide initiative that run by the national volunteering charity. The scheme works with volunteers aged 16-25, who spend one week camping onsite whilst helping to clean and revamp the country’s most historic buildings. But the charity still has ten spaces left and is calling on any budding volunteers to sign up help make a difference to their community.
The young campers got stuck into all areas of church life from painting walls to gardening. They will spend a week from 13-20 August on site helping preserve and restore the famous local structure whilst learning many new skills.
Anthony Oliver, Minster Churchwarden said: “It’s wonderful to see young people give something back to their community.”
The camp was led by two experienced volunteer team leaders, Grace Lindley and Max Williams.
Grace added: “The camp was an opportunity to do something worthwhile and completely different over the summer, as well as learn about an interesting heritage site from a first-hand perspective.”