03-04-2014, 05:20 PM

I've put this here as it does come under reconstruction so I hope it's in the right place.

I'm tentatively looking at organising a reconstruction of a Roman mosaic floor to put into practice some theories I have about the methods used. It would be at least 6m x 6m so I'd be looking at having 3 teams working at a time on it. This does mean I'd use volunteers to make up a large part of the workforce. I wouldn't be getting paid but I am looking at sponsorship for expenses to make it practical. I'd be supplying the usual work stuff, knee pads etc.

The question is; I assume getting volunteers to work on it should I be looking at supplying meals and some sort of accommodation at the minimum?

Should I be looking at travel expenses too?

Working for 5 - 7 days would be ideal considering the training I have in mind, can you expect people to stay that long?

My expectations would be, work for 6 - 8 hours each day with 1 hour lunch, 30 minutes break mid morning and mid afternoon. Mosaic work is very boring so they would need to work exactly as I say to avoid making mistakes. There would be a number of jobs around which I'd rotate the teams.

Any input especially from those of you who work with volunteers would be appreciated.

I'm tentatively looking at organising a reconstruction of a Roman mosaic floor to put into practice some theories I have about the methods used. It would be at least 6m x 6m so I'd be looking at having 3 teams working at a time on it. This does mean I'd use volunteers to make up a large part of the workforce. I wouldn't be getting paid but I am looking at sponsorship for expenses to make it practical. I'd be supplying the usual work stuff, knee pads etc.

The question is; I assume getting volunteers to work on it should I be looking at supplying meals and some sort of accommodation at the minimum?

Should I be looking at travel expenses too?

Working for 5 - 7 days would be ideal considering the training I have in mind, can you expect people to stay that long?

My expectations would be, work for 6 - 8 hours each day with 1 hour lunch, 30 minutes break mid morning and mid afternoon. Mosaic work is very boring so they would need to work exactly as I say to avoid making mistakes. There would be a number of jobs around which I'd rotate the teams.

Any input especially from those of you who work with volunteers would be appreciated.

Lawrence Payne

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