Seasonal Tour Guide Volunteer

  • VO90729


We’re looking for friendly, sociable people to bring HMS Unicorn’s history to life for our visitors. We’re the oldest ship in Scotland so there’s lots of stories to tell about our past! You will be trained to give tours of HMS Unicorn to our visitors and answer their questions. You’ll develop an understanding of and enthusiasm for our historic ship combined with excellent customer service and communication skills.

Volunteers will be given relevant training and support by the Volunteering, Engagement and Learning Officer.

Giving tours will involve being able to move between decks using the ladderways (only ways of access) around the ship.

The key tasks will include:

• Learning about the history of HMS Unicorn.
• Working with members of the public – giving tours and answering questions in a helpful and friendly way.
• Supporting the Museum staff in acting as the main point of welcome for all visitors to HMS Unicorn.

To apply get in touch with our Volunteering, Engagement and Learning Officer, Caroline Taylor, at (preferred) or 01382 200900. You will be asked to fill out a short application form followed by a quick informal interview.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Unicorn Preservation Society is a charity registered in Scotland who preserve and conserve HMS Unicorn, the most original old ship in the world. The purpose of the organisation is to ensure a sustainable future for the vessel, provide education relating to the ship and maritime heritage, and to provide recreational facilities for the community.










3-4 hours per week

Frequency and commitment details

3-4 hours per week


For safeguarding purposes
Experience required: • An interest in history • An interest in working with members of the public • The ability to talk to everyone from all walks of life • Remembering facts and communicating information in an interesting way
Travel details: HMS Unicorn, Victoria Dock, Dundee, DD1 3BP
Minimum age: 16


Expenses details: Please note: No expenses are paid for this opportunity
Training details: You will be given an orientation tour around the ship, an introduction to the history of the ship, a script to give visitor tours and support in learning and making it your own. You will also be trained and supported in actually providing the tours.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer