Shore-based Volunteer

Current volunteer opportunities

Shore Groups: OYT Scotland is supported by a number of shore groups throughout the country.

These groups help OYT Scotland in a number of ways.
They:

  • promote the Trust to young people, local communities and potential sponsors
  • raise funds to enable more young people to experience adventure under sail
  • run shore-based training courses
  • offer boat support and help at winter refits
  • provide social events

Shore groups are an ideal way of staying connected and supporting the Trust while off the water. They offer great opportunity to meet like minded people and make new friends.
All of the shore groups welcome new members – get in touch and pop along to their next meeting.

Aberdeen & North East

Forth & Borders

Glasgow

Clyde

No shore group in your area? Why not start one?

Contact: fundraising@oytscotland.org.uk for our handy guide to setting up a shore group.

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Port Support: Throughout the sailing season our vessels come into various ports around Scotland, to attend to maintenance and change crews. While in port our staff are extremely busy getting the boats ready for the next voyage. There are only a few hours to get everything done, including getting provisions on-board. It can also be an expensive time, getting taxi’s etc. as we don’t always have our vehicles at the ports. There are many tasks you may be able to help with, to lighten the load. Tasks include: collecting gas bottles, fuel, spare parts, food shopping, washing and drying tea towels, light maintenance and, of course, cakes are always a welcome motivator!

Main Ports include: James Watt Dock – Greenock, Oban Marina – Isle of Kerrera

Visit the Big Boat Programme section. You will see the day’s crew join and finish and also the maintenance weekends. We are looking for help mainly on Sunday afternoons and Monday mornings. If you are free on these dates, please contact the office on: 01475 722 722.

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Drivers wanted: Throughout the year, there are many parts that need picking up and dropping off to the boats and various locations around Scotland. In addition to this staff often need to swap ports for example Oban to Greenock.

If you are available for such deliveries, please contact: office@oytscotland.org.uk.

The plan is to get the names and contact details of drivers and then email them once an opportunity arises. Please note: Fuel costs will be reimbursed.

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Office Help required: The sailing season is upon us again. The office is a hive of activity getting the paperwork ready for voyages, organising Sea Staff for voyages and taking bookings for next year (just to mention a few). Can you spare a couple of hours a week to come in and help at our office in Greenock? Tasks include data input, filing, internet research and typing.

A couple of hours can make a real difference to the workload. If you can’t make it to the office, we can send some projects to you and you can complete them from the comfort of your own home. Anyone looking to add office skills/work experience to their C.V. this is an ideal opportunity. Previous office experience would be advantageous, but don’t worry no matter what your skills are we will put them to use.

If you are free to help anytime between 9-5 Monday to Friday, please contact: office@oytscotland.org.uk.

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Media Expert: Given this is our 51st year in existence; OYT Scotland has hundreds of hours of footage on various formats including still photographs, video, slides and camcorder cassettes. We would love to share this footage with our members and ensure it is not lost forever.

Do you have access to specialised equipment that can convert this footage onto a digital format? If so please contact: office@oytscotland.org.uk.

 

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Contact

Ocean Youth Trust Scotland
Victoria House, 5 East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD
Tel: +44 (0) 1475 722 722
Email: office@oytscotland.org.uk

Registered Charity, No. SC029531