- an essential role
As a volunteer, you can play a critical role in supporting the
future operation of the BALMORAL. And it is great fun being part
of the Team!
Each winter, the ship returns to lay-up in Bristol for annual
maintenance and improvements, and a team of on-board
volunteers sets to work, each Monday and Friday, on everything
from simple (but vital!) husbandry such as cleaning and painting,
to more complex projects such as engineering works and accommodation
This support has always been, and continues to be, invaluable,
and if you join the team you can be sure of a warm welcome!
During the spring and summer, we also need volunteers to assist
in admin and marketing roles, both from home and at our planned
office in the centre of Bristol, as well as assistance in ports,
piers and harbours distributing publicity and organising "Pier
Hosts" to meet passengers arriving to sail on Balmoral. On
board ship, we need volunteers to assist in the Gift Shop, for
commentaries and in the dining saloon. Plenty of fresh sea air!
should I volunteer?
Volunteering with the BALMORAL gives you the opportunity to meet
new, like minded people, and to be part of a sociable team that
keeps this much-loved ship in operation, and a heritage asset
that we can all be proud of.
Some (although not all) volunteering tasks involve physical activity
to varying degrees, which can help you to keep active and healthy.
And there is no better reward than seeing the ship full of passengers
in the peak of summer, all appreciating the unique coastal cruising
experience that you have helped to make possible. Do give it a
year, we need you more than ever
year, we plan to re-commence sailings in June so we need even
more volunteers to not only help maintain Balmoral but to assist
with commercial activities to bring the maximum number of passengers
on board and give them a great day out to remember, so that they
return with their friends for more Balmoral cruising!
We must also keep fund raising to pay for expensive re-fits,
as well as help organise events on Balmoral during the winter
to earn more money to keep her afloat.
No matter how much or how little time you can spare, if you are
interested in helping to keep BALMORAL sailing, please take a
look in a little more detail at the jobs available by clicking
the link below to our volunteer web site.
Balmoral Volunteering Website