Activities and Events Volunteer

  • VO90732


We are looking for friendly, sociable people who will be able to help us out with our events and activities on board HMS Unicorn, including our talks, holiday activities, pirate fun days and school groups. You will assist with the organisation and running of these events, as well as contributing ideas for future events and activities.

You will develop excellent communication, organisational and public engagement skills as well as a creative flair. Volunteers will be given relevant training and support by the Volunteering, Engagement and Learning Officer.

The key tasks will include:

• Working with people of all ages, especially children
• Being friendly and helpful to our visitors to give them a great experience at our events
• Assisting the Volunteering, Engagement and Learning Officer in the design and delivery of diverse activities and materials

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.

Frequency and commitment details

Varied depending on learning programme


For safeguarding purposes
Experience required: • An interest in working with members of the public • The ability to talk to everyone from all walks of life • Creativity • Being organized and reliable
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: Training will be given in orientation around the ship, as well as in what our learning and activities programme involves and how to work with different groups of people. Once a volunteer has gone through the initial training they can sign up to volunteer at specific events and activities for which there will be specific training/meetings beforehand.
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