Volunteer

Do you want to be part of a team enabling disabled people to enjoy dinghy sailing?  We sail from April to October on Mondays (excluding Bank Holidays) & Thursdays.  We need volunteers to fulfill a variety of roles as outlined below.  No prior experience is necessary as full training will be given. We are also looking for roles on non-sailing days e.g Fundraising & Events Volunteers.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete the form at the bottom of this page. We welcome potential volunteers to visit us to see how we operate.  Please contact us to arrange a visit.

‚ÄčWe need volunteers to fulfill a variety of roles as outlined below.¬† No prior experience is necessary full training will be given.

All TLS Volunteers have to apply for an Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure, with Barred List check. You will be contacted by one of the TLS Volunteers who will assist you through the process.  Volunteer training takes place each March including a Disability Awareness Course and training on each role with a chance to try different roles.  Additional and individual training is carried out throughout the season as require with volunteers having opportunity to develop there skills and take part in the RYA volunteer scheme.

Reception team

Receptionist main tasks:

Skills

Teamwork
Good Organiser 
Computer Skills
Good verbal & written communication

 

Safety Boat Skipper

During normal operations, the Safety Boat will be manned at all times by a qualified helm accompanied by a crew member. Everyone on site must always be aware of what is happening on the lake in case of incidents that require the Safety Boat.


Main duties include:

Skills

RYA PB2 certificate - Essential 
People  Management
Good Organiser
Outdoor work

Volunteers in Lake at end of day
Reception Desk and volunteers at lunch
Volunteers hoisting a sailor into dinghy to go sailing

Shoreside/Safety Boat Crew

Shoreside Staff/Safety Boat Crew main tasks:

Skills

Teamwork
Good Organiser 
Computer Skills
Good verbal communication

 

Dinghy Skippers


Sailor/Dinghy Skippers main duties:

Skills

Teamwork
People Management
Good Organiser 
Good verbal communication