Seagull Trust Cruises

Charity registered in Scotland SC027163

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.


Current opportunities

To act as a membership secretary for the Ratho Branch only of Seagull Trust Cruises Role Summary ... This is a new role which has previously been handled by the Branch Secretary and which can be developed by the volunteer according to skills and aptitude. It involves working with Branch to recruit new volunteers, maintaining records of existing volunteers and generally keeping in contact with them. Most communications are by email and basic IT skills are needed. The Branch has a reception centre at Ratho giving an opportunity to meet other volunteers but the role would be essentially "working from home". The volunteer would be welcome to join a boat crew and join cruises if desired. The Membership Secretary will play a crucial role in ensuring smooth membership processes and effective communication within the organization

To help and assist at the Ratho Branch of Seagull Trust Cruises to provide free canal cruising for the elderly, infirm, and those with special needs. Role Summary ... From our base on the Union Canal at Ratho, we provide FREE canal cruises from April to October for people with special needs. We need volunteers to help crew our fleet of three barges, including assisting our passengers in the cabin, and driving the barges on the canal. We need volunteers to help us maintain our fleet and generally help at events. No experience is needed, just a wish to help others, have fun and learn a skill.