Volunteer Crew Member ~ Seagull Trust Cruises (Ratho)

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We are currently looking for additional crew members to join our team of enthusiastic volunteers based in Ratho, to assist with welcoming our passengers onto our boats for their canal cruising experience. You will then cruise with other members of the team ensuring an enjoyable, safe and comfortable experience for all on board. Cruises run in the mornings and afternoons (occasional evenings) and normally last 2 - 3 hours max. Many members only crew for one of the sessions, and only on their preferred day(s) for volunteering. Full training will be given ~ you may even be given the opportunity to drive the boats (under supervision of course !!!)

Organisation aims and objectives

Seagull Trust Cruises is a charitable organisation, wholly run by unpaid volunteers, that provides free barge trips on fully accessible boats for people with special needs. We are a charity funded solely by donations and grants.










Frequency and commitment details

You can choose which day(s) and periods you wish to volunteer.


Experience required: No previous experience is required, as full training will be given. You can get involved as much or as little as you wish, working along side a trained skipper / helmsman and the other crew members on your cruise. We do ask that you are enthusiastic and have a welcoming disposition.
Travel details: All our cruises leave from our Ratho Boat house on the Union Canal (next to The Bridge Inn). You will need to make your own transport arrangements to and from Ratho.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses details: No expenses are paid
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: You are welcome to come along and see if this opportunity is for you ~ simply contact us to arrange this.
Training details: Health & Safety, and basic boat handling duties.