Warrior Volunteers

Volunteering

All Hands on Deck! - Volunteers needed for HMS Warrior 1860

At the heart of HMS Warrior 1860 is an invaluable team of volunteers who dedicate their time on a regular basis. The ship attracts local, national and international visitors and the contributions made by our volunteers enhance the visitor's experience and are an integral, vital and invaluable contribution to the success of HMS Warrior 1860.

We welcome volunteers and can provide a variety of opportunities for people who want to give us their time so if you have time or talent you would like to share, please come and join us. Every volunteer is fully trained in the practical aspects of Warrior and has the opportunity to learn about the academic side.

Warrior operates a fair and open recruitment process. Prospective volunteers will be interviewed to find out what they would like to do, their skills, suitability and how best their potential might be realised.

How to Volunteer

Recruiting volunteers is an ongoing process. Whether you have existing skills which you can share with us, or would like to learn new ones, the Trust welcomes people of all ages, abilities and from all walks of life. If you can give a day a week, or have even more time to spare, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Becoming a volunteer is a simple process

To find out about this rewarding opportunity and register your interest in our volunteer programme, please complete our Volunteer Enquiry Form or simply call our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 023 9277 8600 (Ext 609) for more information and an informal discussion about what you would like to do.

Alternatively, fill in our Volunteer Application Form (pdf - opens in a new window) and we will contact you accordingly.

As an HMS Warrior 1860 volunteer you will become part of the ship's company. Staff and volunteers work together in partnership to provide a full and exciting service for our visitors and to ensure Warrior is well maintained and preserved.

We do hope this appeal will bring forward many more enthusiastic volunteers so we can continue to provide a first class service.

Thank you for your interest.

Volunteer Your Time

We particularly need volunteers to help with:

  • Front of house - manning our reception desk and/or interacting with our visitors on board
  • Learning & Access Assistant
  • Ship's husbandry - supporting our crew with ongoing preservation and maintenance
  • Children's Craft Activities and Workshops
  • Costumed Interpretation
  • Introductory Talks
  • Meet and Greet/Visitor Host
  • Archives Assistant
  • Volunteer Tour Guide
  • Engine Room Host

Whether you have existing skills that you can share with us, or would like to learn new ones, we welcome people of all ages, abilities and from all walks of life. If you can give a day a week, or have even more time to spare, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Contact us for more information