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Volunteer induction training

For new volunteers, or for volunteers who would like a refresher, we offer free three-hour induction training sessions.

There are two parts.

Part 1 is an introduction to windmills in general and to Brixton Windmill itself. This part is of interest to all new volunteers.   

Part 2 (taking place in the windmill) will be advice and practice on leading the different kinds of guided tours we offer at Brixton Windmill. This part is for trainee guides and stewards (and for other volunteers if there is room). We will also cover essential health and safety training.

These sessions normally take place at the beginning of the season before Easter, but we may hold them at other times of the year as well, depending on demand. 

Dates are advertised on our What's on page as well as through social media.

For more information, email

Other volunteer training

We also offer other training to volunteers, depending on our activities. Some of this training leads to accredited qualifications, such as Emergency First Aid at Work. 

This training is free, but in return we ask that you commit to volunteering for at least 8 hours over the following year.

Level 2 Food Safety in Catering

When: Sunday 2 June 2019
Length: 10am-5pm
Where: Blenheim Gardens Community Hub, 24 Prague Place, SW2 5ED

This one-day course is being sponsored by Friends of Windmill Gardens. We encourage all bakers, volunteers helping with the windmill open day refreshments, and those interested in running a café in our new centre to sign up as soon as possible, as places are limited.

The course delivers a Level 2 in Food Safety for Catering (RQF) Award. It is Ofqual Accredited. Participants receive a certificate valid for three years. It’s the intermediate and most popular hygiene training course among caterers. It is suitable for those who prepare or handle open foods.

Lunch (a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian sandwiches) and tea and coffee will be provided.

Travel expenses: please bring receipts for expenses reimbursement.

To book a place, email as soon as possible.