Volunteer - Be Inspired & Inspire
There is something about Sail Training and working with young people that inspires us massively. Seeing the positive change in a young person after just a few short days; helping them push their boundaries and discover their true potential is very humbling.
Becoming a volunteer is not just about getting the opportunity to go sailing but in helping make a positive change in a young persons life. There are many ways you could get involved with Morvargh from joining the team sailing Helen Mary R (Afterguard), to helping with refits, or even fundraising. Whatever your contribution may be, it is extremely valuable to us, we couldn’t do the work we do without your help.
If you want to volunteer as a member of the sailing staff (called Afterguard) you will need either RYA qualifications or provable experience. As a minimum you will need to have or be at the standard of RYA Day Skipper Sail, theory & practical.
I arrived at Plymouth for the Round Britain Challenge thinking the trainees didn’t know how lucky they were.Paul Blacknell
The truth is I was the lucky one.
Professionals we need you!
Recently we've been looking at how we can engage with business leaders to help Morvargh Sailing Project grow into the potential we know it has. As well as being Britain's Ocean City, Plymouth is also a hotspot for social enterprise activity in the UK and is developing as a global ‘social enterprise city’. It was therefore natural for us incorporate as a community interest company, a form of social enterprise in 2010.
With that in mind we'd like to create an Advisory Board of local business leaders who are interested in the development of young people and who might be able to use their skills and experience to support the Project in some way.
This is a really exciting way to allow business leaders to help shape and develop Morvargh into an organisation that really meets the needs of the community it serves. The board will be integrated into the project and will have it's own chairman and nominated board members to assist us with various aspects of running the Project. The intention is that the board will act very much like a board of trustees in a charity or board of governors in a school but without the legal ramifications of them!
We will hold a quarterly meeting and then it will be up to each person how much time they can dedicate to assisting us in some way. We totally understand that your time is precious! Are you a local business leader or owner who might like to give something back to the community? We need you!
Roles and responsibilities of advisory board members
- Develop an understanding of Morvargh Sailing Project & sail training
- Provide “wise counsel” on issues raised by the Project directors
- Provide unbiased insights and ideas from a third point-of-view on how to further the work of the Project
- Support the exploration of new business ideas and use your networks to promote the work of the Project
- Assist the Project in your chosen field
If you are interested in getting involved with our Advisory Board please get in touch! You can either email Matthew Barraud, Managing Director, or call 07481 546577.