Copywriter / Newsletter Editor ~ Seagull Trust Cruises

  • VO96607
  • Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups


An exciting home based opportunity to work with a respected charity operating throughout Scotland.

Seagull Trust Cruises provide free canal day cruises for the elderly, infirm, and those with special needs. Founded back in 1978, and operating from 4 Scottish bases, we are wholly run by volunteers, and 100% funded by grants and donations. Seagull Trust Cruises operate the largest fleet of charity boats in Gt. Britain. We are currently looking for a Volunteer Copywriter / Newsletter Editor to help produce an on-line newsletter ("Mailchimp" or similar) which will be distributed to our members, supporters, beneficiaries etc. This is a brand new initiative therefore giving scope to influence the publication design and content from the outset.

We are looking for an excellent written communicator, perhaps with design ability to work with others in the Charity (Scotland wide) to identify stories, and items of interest to the newsletter readership. Some ability to manipulate images would be beneficial but not compulsory, as others in the team will be able to assist.

While this is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the most respected charities operating on the Scottish Canal network, no experience or knowledge of the canals or boating is necessary ~ our concern and focus is on our all important beneficiaries and our volunteers.

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

This is predominantly a home based position with hours to suit yourself with zoom or on-line meetings as required.


There are no restrictions.
Experience required: You may have previous editorial / copy writing experience to bring to the project, but don't be put off if that is not the case. We are a friendly team all working together towards the same ends. Good communication skills and the ability to impart our story to our members and beneficiaries are important considerations in maintaining the reputation of the Seagull Trust Cruises charity,
Travel details: We operate out of 4 branches (Ratho, Falkirk, Kirkintilloch, and Inverness) You will be made very welcome at any branch you visit, but you will need to make your own transport arrangements to and from these locations if required.
Minimum age: 18


Taster available: Yes
Taster details: You are welcome to come along to any of our branches and see if this opportunity is for you ~ simply contact us to arrange this.
Training details: We will advise you about everything you need to know about the history and activities of Seagull Trust Cruises, any proposed projects in the pipeline, the benefits to our all important passengers and their carers, plus the social and well being benefits of volunteering on the Scottish canal network