Volunteer appeal to help renovate the Old Farm Bus

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 30th January 2024

A community initiative is on the look out for volunteers to help them with a renovation project.
The Old Farm bus is a community interest company, based at Marehay near Ripley, that “truly lives for spreading creativity and inspiration.”
A spokesman said: “We’ve turned our converted school buses into studios and event spaces for youth workshops, music and art, interesting community classes, and podcasts, all surrounded by the Old Cattery Farm in Derbyshire.”
AYUP (Alfreton Youngsters Umbrella Provision) provides the funding for the Old Farm Bus to put on a youth club at Mansfield Road/Alfreton Community Hall every Friday between 5pm and 7pm which includes games and activity workshops.
The Old farm Bus team are currently carrying out a renovation on a grey bus and are looking for volunteers to help with the project.

A spokesman said: “We have the potential to be working with the amazing team at VIY (Volunteer It Yourself) Project to finally finish our grey bus renovation journey.
“We need 20 young volunteers to work with us and skilled trades people on the project.”
The work is set to be carried out between February 19 and March 1, and volunteers ver 14 years old are welcome to take part.
The spokesman continued: “Volunteers will be working with professionals on renovating the two old farm bus double deckers.
“That could be building furniture, sanding, painting, lifting and more. And make friends and memories.
“Participants will even gain a qualification from this.”
People can sign up to volunteer by messaging the VIY Project via Instagram here or emailing carly@teamviy.com

To find out more about the Old Farm Bus initiative go to here or here

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