The Friends of Killhope is a registered charity whose members share an interest in Killhope and the lead mining industry.
Members have free entry to Killhope, and can help with work on the site. Membership runs annually from January - if you would like to join, please email us.
You can also download the Friends_of_Killhope_Membership_form_2013.pdf (2 pages, 199kb)
Kilhope currently offers limited volunteering opportunities but we're happy to discuss any individual requirements and interests.
We currently work with a number of youth groups offering a programme of day long volunteering tasks across the heritage site. We're happy to work with schools and universities looking for works experience placements.
Please contact Killhope on 01388 537505 or email us if you'd like to be involved with volunteering.
Killhope has recently completed two young people's volunteering programmes; DaleForce and Heritage Skills.
Daleforce was the Youth Project that lets young people from Weardale, Teesdale and Allendale choose the activities they wanted to do. From stage fighting and drama, to grafitti, manga, and dance.
Dale Force was part of NE-Generation which is funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.
The project is also supported by the heritage lottery fund. To find out more visit NEgeneration web site
Killhope's most recent Heritage Lottery Fund project "Heritage Skills and Overnight Stays" has been a big hit with the groups taking part. Groups have tried their hand at blacksmithing, mat making, woodland management and many more heritage activities. The groups stayed overnight for 2 nights in the yurts at Killhope and made the most of the site out of hours.
The Heritage Skills and Overnight Stays project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, North Pennines Leader and the North Pennines AONB.