Sydney Heritage Fleet has a workforce made up of its volunteer members. It is their work you see when you take a trip in one of our heritage steam vessels (Lady Hopetoun or Waratah), or visit tall ship James Craig, wander through the collections of small boats and heritage engines, take a course on ropes and rigging, or just watch your children having the time of their lives on a James Craig Sleepover.
You might find our volunteer members anywhere - up the main mast in James Craig, cataloguing photographs, cleaning the bilges, guiding visitors, answering the phone, compiling statistics, organising an outing, counting nuts and bolts, making a film, crewing or maintaining one of the heritage vessels for which we are famous, or they might be involved in maintenance or restoration - a never-ending job for which we are equally famous.
As you can guess, restoration involves riveting, welding, sheetmetal work, wood-working skills and so on. What you might not realise is that many of these skills and activities are taught within the Fleet. Our historic fleet needs the special skills like steam engineering and riveting which are almost extinct and we aim to keep them alive on our vessels and in our Heritage Docks & Workshop.
Besides these specialist skills, we also need plain ordinary jobs done; keeping things shipshape, for instance; painting and scraping; 'rustbusting'; and tender loving care of the vessels and artefacts entrusted to us.
Your time will be valuable to the Fleet - however much or little you have to give, and regardless of your experience. Our volunteer members are aged from 18 to over 80 - both men and women.
Are you interested in finding out more? Next step - go to our Fleet Discovery Page and book yourself on a rewarding experience!
Last modified on Thursday, 28-Mar-2013 22:27:14 EST