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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. The next sessions are on 17 and 23 March 2019.

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.

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

When: Sunday 7 April 2019
Length: One day
Where: Blenheim Gardens Community Hub, 23 Prague Place, SW2 5ED
Number of places: 12

This Level 3 RQF Award makes anyone who completes it a formally qualified emergency first aider (certificate valid for 3 years). This course is Ofqual Accredited.

EFAW training covers the following topics:

  • Aims and principles of first aid
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Basic Life Support (CPR & basic use of an AED)
  • Management of the unconscious casualty
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded or bleeding
  • Choking and asphyxia
  • Assessment and treatment of burns
  • Assessment and treatment of miscellaneous medical conditions
  • Record keeping

Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please email