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!
The nature of what the Trust does means that our volunteers work closely with the young people on our trips. Because of this the Trust has a vigorous safeguarding policy in place to protect the young people that join us.
The welfare and safety of the young people on our trips is of paramount importance. All volunteers are *DBS (England and Wales) or *PVG (Scotland) checked and undertake safeguarding training. We know however we cannot be complacent – we review our polices and code of conduct annually and implement new training with staff and volunteers when required.
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.
APPLY TO VOLUNTEER
Register your interest in volunteering by completing this Volunteer Application Form or contact us for more information. Volunteers who have contact with young people will be required to undertake a DBS / PVG check. (The Trust has an Ex Offenders policy please ask if you would like us to send you a copy)