Maker Junction hosts a community cafe runs an environmental outdoor and residential centre.
We aim to regenerate this site, historically used to host children's camps since after the second world war, so it can once more provide residential holidays for children and other groups. We also aim to provide a space for the local community to meet, providing community activities and spaces for community groups. We work with Rame Conservation Trust to provide volunteers to help conserve the historical monuments they have on site.Why the community needs us
We are preserving the Nissen huts and other historic monuments on site for the community, we provide low cost accessible workshops for people of all ages, aiming to teach people new skills and reconnect people with the outdoors. We promote local food and healthy eating through the cafe, we provide work for local artists and volunteering opportunities to the community. We also provide examples of sustainable and low impact working.Our impact on the community
In the past year we have refurbished and updated the cafe area and now host a regular toddler group and film club, as well as pottery and art and craft sessions for people of all ages. The residential centre has welcomed youth groups from Plymouth, Cornwall and further afield, including children from a school in Camden, some of whom were visitng the English seaside for the first time. We are delivering regular volunteering sessions on the historic monuments.
We welcome: 1. conservation volunteers, experience useful but not necessary, 2. volunteers to work in the cafe,experience useful, training provided,3. volunteers with experience in marketing or event management, 4. any volunteers with an interest in history, heritage and conservation.