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Do you have previous experience of canal boating? Be skipper on this week-long trip for people with disabilities – end of May 2017

Leading group activities volunteer needed for Gloucestershire Disabled Afloat Riverboats Trust in SN8

DART organise and run an annual programme of canal boat holidays for people with disabilities. We are looking for a volunteer to act as boat skipper for the week long trips.

The boat skipper is a member of a crew of three who work as a team to ensure that passengers enjoy their holiday while keeping them safe. The prime responsibility of the skipper is to ensure that the boat and canal locks are operated safely. You will be assisted in this by a crewman.

You will need previous experience of canal boating and will need to undertake our training course for new skippers and a DBS check as we work with vulnerable adults.

You will also be expected to encourage passengers to help with steering, rope work and operating locks if they would like to do so.

 

Contact person firstname
Paul Treble , Trustee
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01242 674 092
Contact instructions?
I am available most days of the week during the day and evening
Location address line 1
Great Bedwyn Wharf
Line 2
Great Bedwyn
Town
Marlborough
County
Wiltshire
Postcode
SN8 3NY

Map
Location description
Kennet and Avon Canal
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
For a one off event
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMMon EVETue AMTue PMTue EVEWed AMWed PMWed EVEThu AMThu PMThu EVEFri AMFri PMFri EVESat AMSat PMSat EVESun AMSun PMSun EVE
Availability required
All of these times
Additional timing details
Working on residential canal boat holidays for people with disabilities for the week of 26th May to 2nd June 2017
You will be sleeping on board
Task type?
Leading group activities
Will suit someone like this:
Enjoys variety and changeSociablePatientEnjoys working outsideEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Boat handling assessment
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
You will be working with a Trip Manager who has overall responsibility for the trip
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Traveling to and from Gt Bedwyn
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1