Hands on help
Incredible volunteers are the reason every year more and more young people in recovery are able to join a Trust trip, and keep coming back each summer.
Whether supporting fundraising or providing an extra pair of hands on trips, that help is invaluable. If you would like to volunteer we would love to hear from you.
Wherever the Trust goes, we need people to help us spread the word about what we do. From manning our information stand to joining ‘cheerleader’ teams and taking photos at the challenge events we have people taking part in, it all makes a big difference. You don’t need to have done anything like it before, just belief in what the Trust does and a bit of enthusiasm and stamina. Have a look at our Events page and let us know when you’re available and what you could help with. Thank you!
Because of the nature of what the Trust does, trip volunteers need to have a sailing or medical background. For a four-day trip, that typically runs Monday to Thursday from June to September, you would be one of three adult crew members looking after, living alongside and sleeping on a boat with up to six young people.
All volunteers are DBS checked and must attend our Volunteer Training and Update Day, usually held in March. Trip volunteering is extremely rewarding but hard work so good physical fitness and a decent dollop of positive enthusiasm are musts.
Return to Volunteer
If you are a young person who has sailed with the Trust in recovery from cancer you can get involved in our Return to Volunteer programme. Young people who have finished treatment rarely get to meet others who have been through the same as them, so it is inspirational to see these volunteers enjoying their lives and looking ahead to positive futures. You can find out more here – Looking up and ahead.
Register your interest in volunteering by completing this Volunteer Application Form or contact us for more information.