Help with a non-profit project to maintain a fleet of two historic wooden sailing vessels in Dartmouth, England, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We are looking for volunteers to help maintain two fabulous old traditional wooden sailing vessels. If you have some skills working with wood and want to improve them or if you don't and want some, you are more than welcome to come onboard.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With us you will experience life onboard a traditional boat. If you are from UK you can also learn some Italian, as one of us is from Italy. If you are from other parts of the world, in addition to Italian, you will have the possibility to improve your English.

    We are based in Dartmouth, a really beautiful town at the entrance of the river Dart, in Devon. There are lovely walks up and down the river and coast, with castles and things to see. From the nearby town of Totnes you can also take the train to other beautiful parts of Devon, such as Salcombe, Plymouth, Paignton and more.

  • Help


    We'll ask you to help us with the maintenance on the two vessels - mainly sanding, painting and oiling the wood. We will also expect you to get involved with the usual routine of living onboard, including cleaning and cooking with the team.
    The help is Monday to Friday, with weekends free.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is on board the biggest of the three vessels : STV Leader. You will have a bunk, two lockers to store your clothes and a wetlocker for your outdoor gear. Toilets are onboard and the showers are at the Yacht Club.

    Every morning from Monday to Friday we start working at 0900 and finish at around 1500. Lunch is usually sandwiches, to maximize our working time in the daylight, and dinner will usually be cooked by one of us. Every evening we will swap who does the cooking, so no one is tied to the stove during their stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Dartmouth is a very nice place to stay into : there are good pubs, a lot of clothes shops, some coffee shops and very good bakeries. We are moored in a great spot : moored on two buoys in the river at about 5 minutes from the town centre, a really nice an quite place, perfect for some relaxing week-end and for having trips up and down the river with the dinghy.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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