We really value our dedicated and talented team of volunteers who all bring something different to helping preserve the historic ship HMS Unicorn.

Opportunities include helping with visitor services, tour guide, archiving, painting, gardening, dressing up on pirates days, face painter, admin assistant, social media, bar, school groups…. There’s something for everyone so let us know what you can bring to the team.

We have regular volunteer meetings and email updates and are open to the Saltire Awards. We have regular training and as a volunteer you can attend our live music and events free of charge. And, of course, the kettle is always on!

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.










Min 1 hr/week


There is limited accessibility on board but we will try our best to find you a role where you don’t have to go upstairs if needed.
Travel details: HMS Unicorn, Victoria Dock.
Minimum age: 17


Taster available: Yes
Taster details: You are more than welcome to come along for a day tour of the ship.
Training details: We have a varied programme of training including front of house, first aid awareness, fire training and more.

Last updated 3 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.