Becoming a Volunteer

Becoming a Volunteer
What could be better than getting out into the fresh air and enabling our disabled members (sailors) to enjoy the wonderful sport of sailing? Add a great bunch of people, a beautiful location like Spinnaker Lake, and you have the makings of a fantastic day out. This is what our volunteers experience throughout the season.
Being a volunteer with New Forest Sailability (NFS) is a rewarding, satisfying and fun experience. You don’t have to be able to sail, but if you want to learn we can teach you. We need volunteers for a whole range of duties including:

* Meeting and greeting our disabled members, who we refer to as sailors
* Fitting sailors with buoyancy aids
* Making teas
* Chatting with our sailors and making them feel part of the team
* Rigging and de-rigging boats
* Helping our sailors into and out of boats
* Using hoists
* Crewing and helming for our sailors
* Driving the power boat
* Training
* Repairing equipment
* Fund raising
* Admin tasks

Volunteer Roles
Click here to learn more about the roles and resources for volunteers.
We welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life, those with a disability, and people who are able-bodied but want to do something worthwhile.
Our volunteers and sailors make our club the success that it is so if you would like to become a volunteer click here for an application form.
You can leave your completed form at reception or copy and send via email to membershipsec@newforestsailability.co.uk.