HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Why not Volunteer                                           

DORIAN S.T. CHALLENGE

We are taking on more volunteers….so now is your chance to get involved

Steam Tug Challenge is an operational vessel based in Southampton’s Eastern Docks

Dorian is being restored in our workshop near Southampton’s Ocean Terminal

Caresana is an ex RNLI lifeboatat Shepperton.

What can volunteers do?

DLSRT volunteering could involve anything from helping to maintain the fabric of the ships and their machinery to helping to ensure that
visitors have an enjoyable visit or helping with background work such as fundraising, PR and administration.
The physical roles are most suited to those who thrive in challenging working conditions—either on board Challenge or in the DLSRT
workshop. Some roles on ST Challenge involve going to sea and so sea legs are an advantage but there is plenty for people to do who
would prefer to stay shore based. Some roles are already clearly defined but we are also open to any offers of help from those who are
interested in getting involved. Because we have a variety of roles this is an ideal opportunity for  couples would like to volunteer together
but don't want to do the same thing.

Existing Roles:

Deckhand Volunteers on ST Challenge.

Deckhands play an important part in keeping Challenge well  maintained so that she can be
enjoyed by visitors, preserved for the future and able to go to sea. Deckhands operate in a team to carry out a variety of routine
maintenance tasks, such as scaling, painting, cleaning and working on the rigging and deck machinery.

Engine Room Volunteers on ST Challenge

Engine Room volunteers help maintain the ship's machinery in good working order. Tasks include dismantling, repairing and rebuilding
machinery as well as undertaking careful cleaning, painting and polishing of historic machinery.
 

Dunkirk Little Ships Volunteer

This general role is for people who don't specifically want roles such as working on engines or deck maintenance but could offer things
such as looking after visitors, helping with events, general cleaning and painting or acting as a guide. We need the basics covering but
assume that some volunteers will prefer to focus on particular tasks that match their skills and interests.

Learning Volunteers on ST Challenge and SS Shieldhall

This is a shared role with SS Shieldhall as part of a project to develop activities that capture the imagination of visitors on board the ships
and via the organisations' websites. This role is ideal for anyone who wants to help children and families have fun and learn about maritime matters.
The role is supported by the project team working with both ST Challenge and SS Shieldhall and is a good way of getting involved with maritime
and heritage education.

Dunkirk Little Ships 75th Anniversary Fundraising Volunteer

To find sources of funding to enable Challenge and Caresana (both Dunkirk Little Ships) to make the Journey to Dunkirk for the 75th
anniversary in May 2015.

Dunkirk Little Ships PR Volunteer

To help DLSRT make effective use of PR opportunities for the ships in a way that respects their history and raises their profile so that they
can survive and continue to operate as part of British maritime history.

If you would like to enquire about becoming a volunteer for any of our vessels please complete the Volunteer Enquiry Form and send it to Sally Marsh
at the address or email given on the form.

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Learning Volunteer Role Profile Learning Volunteer Role Profile
Volunteer Enquiry Form Volunteer Enquiry Form
Volunteer General Leaflet