About Challenge

Challenge at sea

How you can get involved.

What can volunteers do?
Volunteering could involve anything from helping to maintain the fabric of the ships and their machinery to helping to ensure that visitors have an enjoyable visit or helping with background work such as fundraising, PR and administration.The physical roles are most suited to those who thrive in challenging working conditions either on board Challenge. Some roles on ST Challenge involve going to sea and so sea legs are an advantage but there is plenty for people to do who would prefer to stay shore based.Some roles are already clearly defined but we are also open to any offers of help from those who are interested in getting involved.Because we have a variety of roles this is an ideal opportunity for couples would like to volunteer together but don't want to do the same thing.

Existing Roles:

Deckhand Volunteers on ST Challenge
Deckhands play an important part in keeping Challenge well maintained so that she can be enjoyed by visitors, preserved for the future and able to go to sea. Deckhands operate in a team to carry out a variety of routine maintenance tasks, such as scaling, painting, cleaning and working on the rigging and deck machinery.

Engine Room Volunteers on ST Challenge
Engine Room volunteers help maintain the ship's machinery in good working order. Tasks include dismantling/ repairing and rebuilding machinery as well as undertaking careful cleaning, painting and polishing of historic machinery.


Engine Room Volunteer
Deckhand Volunteer
General Role Volunteer
Volunteer Role Profile

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