We work with volunteers on every element of our programme for 3 reasons:
1. Community transformation only happens from within.
2. Inter-generational learning is a proven pathway to community cohesion and the development of young people.
3. Skilled volunteers provide professional services that our charity could not otherwise afford. Thus, the friends of Blyth Tall Ship are a central element of our success.
We are a friendly bunch enjoying each other’s company as we work. Our roles include helping young people building and restoring traditional boats in our workshops, researching, restoring and cataloguing the port of Blyth archive, supporting open days and events.
More recently we are recruiting more experienced crew for The Williams Expedition. Even with little experience you could be helping out quickly by attending our NVQ training courses or being trained by our archive team.
Comments by our friends include:
"I've felt useful again thank you!"
"I have learnt so much."
"It helped me get an interview!"
"It’s my other family."
If you are interested in becoming one of our valued Friends, please contact Clive Grey at firstname.lastname@example.org.