Ways to volunteer
Whether you have an hour or two every few months or a regular weekly commitment, there are a number of ways you can volunteer with Sea Rangers.
Each Sea Ranger crew has at least one Officer who has completed the Sea Ranger Association’s leadership qualification. Depending upon how each crew is structured, it may have a separate Sea Ranger and Cadet Sea Ranger section, or the two sections may meet together. The Senior Officer has overall responsibility for the crew, although this is shared with other Officers in the crew. The Officers plan the crew’s activities throughout the year and also ensure that finances and records are kept up to date.
Adult Helpers and Instructors
Adult Helpers and Instructors are vital in enabling crews to keep running. With the specialist nature of some of water activities, qualified instructors are always needed.
You can help either as part of a rota system, or just whenever you can, providing the Leaders with an extra pair of hands.
If you want to be part of Sea Rangers, but cannot make a regular commitment, there are plenty of important jobs that can be done in your own time and from your own home that really make a difference and enable the Officers to plan and run activities for the girls.
The Association, at national and flotilla (regional) level, and crews need help with tasks such as:
- accounts and administration
- fundraising for new boats, safety equipment, upkeep of crew headquarters
- applying for grant funding
- website maintenance
- marketing and PR
- DIY – at meeting places and our national boating base
- boat maintenance – for crews and our national boating base
- a one-off sessions with a local crew, teaching a specialist skill or helping members acquire badges and qualifications
To find out about our volunteering opportunities, simply register your interest with us and we can arrange for you to have a chat with a volunteer in your area and see what suits you.