CRAFTSMANSHIP, KNOWLEDGE, & COMMUNITY

Volunteer

The East Indiaman Götheborg is a living ship brimming with history to be told. Since the construction of the ship, we have rediscovered knowledge and expertise on how an 18th century ship is built, sailed, and maintained. As a volunteer you get the chance in taking part of this knowledge and learn craftsmanship on board. What is required for keeping an 18th century ship in good shape? What materials were used at that time, and what is used today? How is lashing conducted? The tasks are varied and can revolve around anything from taring ropes, scraping the Hull, to working in the Rigging.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER?

Volunteers are essential for the maintenance of the ship and keeping it in shape. Being a volunteer on board is an excellent way of getting to know the ship and learning from others who have worked on the ship for many years. Volunteers are received every workday, with some exceptions. The practical work gives you a hands-on experience in a delightful kinship together with our crew members and other volunteers.

You are welcome as a volunteer regardless of previous experience. Everyone is welcome, we’ll teach you everything you need to know! If necessary, we organize work weekends that will be announced in the calendar here at our website and on our Facebook page.

If you are interested to join as a volunteer, let us know at least one week in advance so we have time for planning.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST & QUESTIONS

Marie-Louise Edholm
Phone: +46 736 979 211
E-mail: marielouise.edholm@soic.se

 

WORKING HOURS DURING WEEKDAYs:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

AGE LIMIT:

18 years

WORKING CLOTHES:

Working clothes will be provided, except for shoes! Bring your own rugged/durable shoes, preferable working shoes.

MEALS:

Lunch is provided

ACCOMMODATION:

It is possible to sleep aboard Götheborg. Please notify us upon arrival. Bring your own bedsheets; sleeping bag/duvets, pillow case, and bedlinen. Blankets and pillows are provided.