Maintenance Volunteer

  • VO90730


We are looking for practical people who will help us to maintain the general upkeep of HMS Unicorn for our visitors now and in the future. This will be done through cleaning and other practical tasks on board the ship and on the dockside and approach to the ship. There will also be the opportunity to assist the Maintenance Officer with longer ongoing projects on board the ship.

You will develop an enthusiasm for our historic ship and knowledge of its layout and structure as well as practical skills in keeping it clean and presentable. Volunteers will be given relevant training and supported in these activities.

The key tasks will include:

• Sweeping the decks
• Weeding and maintaining the garden areas in the dockside
• Maintaining the windows and gun ports
• Cleaning out different areas of the ship
• Carrying out other practical tasks as directed by staff

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.










2 hours per week

Frequency and commitment details

2 hours per week


For safeguarding purposes
Experience required: • The ability to work independently • An enthusiasm for HMS Unicorn • Being thorough and practical
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: For your induction you will be given an orientation tour around the ship and an introduction on how to carry out our regular maintenance tasks. For specific or specialised tasks you will be given special training beforehand.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet