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This page last updated on 20 September, 2017

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Volunteer Roles

We run a happy team of volunteers where everyone is flexible and prepared to help wherever necessary.  We want you to enjoy your role, and become a valued member of our team. The information given on the role profiles below provide a guide to some of the duties you may undertake:


Guidance for new volunteers or those wishing to refresh their knowledge is available in our “Best Practice Guides.”

Our activities are managed by the volunteers on our NFDS Management Committee, who are also Trustees. These roles and the work they do are vital to the successful running of the organisation day to day and securing a successful future for the benefit of our sailors. The extent of commitment from members of the Committee is flexible and people only do as much as they wish. There is nearly always scope for new volunteers to join the committee, or to gain an introduction by helping in a role but without joining the committee. See here the details of the present Committee Members and the roles they fulfil.

The RYA promotes The Team Sailability Scheme under which there is a Volunteer’s Log Book


We aim to have a minimum of 20 volunteers on duty


Radios:  we have 8.  These are held by: