HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Why not Volunteer
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?
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.
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
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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