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.
Some people volunteer because they have a skill they want to use. Some because they like a challenge. Some because they like the camaraderie of meeting other people. Some because they fancy doing something different. But in all cases they volunteer to enjoy themselves 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.