Every member working for the Trust is an unpaid Volunteer, we have no paid staff. This is vital to the Trust in its financial wellbeing to achieve its aims. There is a great variety of tasks, no matter what your ability, both onboard and ashore, all will considerably contribute to the ongoing restoration.
Every Saturday we have volunteers working on the ship, chipping and painting, welding, working on wood, repairing electrics, rebuilding pumps or working on the engine or boiler.
During the summer we attend various steam and 40’s shows around the area with a display.
TID164 is one of the last THREE complete TID tugs in existence. As you have seen in previous pages they made huge contribution to the war effort and is a ship worthy of preservation. Sadly so many historic ships are lost each year, Here is an opportunity to save one of them. Yes its a challenge but we do what we can, we only work one day a week at the present time due to other commitments but this is open to members. So if you have a skill you believe can be used aboard, or even if you don't (we can always find something to do). So if you like a challenge, like meeting other people, like working as a team, fancy doing something different, and contributing to Britain's Maritime History. Volunteer to enjoy yourself and be part of a group trying to achieve something.
What skills do volunteers need?
The short answer is none! Previous experience is not needed as full "on the job" training is given, but if you have a skill and want to use it to help us that’s all the better, but we welcome anyone who just wants to get involved in some way, regardless of their ability. If you feel you can help in otherways please get in touch. We would be pleased to discuss what would be appropriate for you.