Shipmates is our youth volunteer programme: for 8 to 18 years, giving disadvantaged and/or at risk youth the opportunity to flourish on and off the water.

The programme is committed to empowering youth in today’s society so that they have the tools to reach their full potential. Signing up to become a ‘Shipmate’ means our young volunteers pledge to be trained in and contribute to all aspects of the charity – sailing, rowing, maintenance, admin, fundraising, etc. so they can in turn, help and teach others.

They meet every Saturday from 09:30 – 16:00.

For our youth volunteers with disabilities or additional needs the session is from 09:30 – 12:30.

If you are interested and would like to find out more about signing up as a Shipmate volunteer please contact our Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator to arrange an induction.

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