Crewing 'Hazel', The Wellbeing Boat

To help us crew Hazel The Wellbeing Boat. We run trips for those who have cared for others during the pandemic (nurses and care assistants etc) and also those suffering from mental health problems.
Duration: Ongoing
Start date: 20th July 2016
End date: 17th October 2018
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Learn about how to crew and steer a narrowboat.
Learn about day to day maintenance and cleaning of the boat.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

No qualifications required.
A willingness to learn all aspects of narrowboat management.

Areas of Interest: Conservation, Disability, Heritage, Mental Health, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: 16-17 year olds, Employee Volunteers, Long term commitment, Older people, Outdoor, Short term commitment, University students, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Outdoors
Skills gained in this role: Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: No
Opportunity Accessibility: Clearly marked accessible parking spaces

About the host organisation

Hosted by: The Wooden Canal Boat Society
Organisation Profile: About Us – “New Lives from Old Boats” Wooden Canal Boat Society. – “New Lives from Old Boats” The Wooden Canal Boat Society has the second largest collection of former working wooden canal boats in UK. Rather than simply restore and preserve them, The WCBS is finding new uses for these wonderful old boats, putting them to work on behalf of the local community and at the same time providing opportunities for people to learn new skills, meet people, make friends, do something useful and rewarding………………. Working with wooden boats can change peoples lives. We restore historic wooden boats and put them back into use for the community, offering fully crewed cruises for people suffering from poor mental health and other difficulties.