Become a Maintenance Volunteer

Are you passionate about sailing and looking for an opportunity to contribute to Seas Your Future? Join our team as a Maintenance Volunteer aboard the tall ship, Pelican of London! We’re seeking individuals with a range of skills to help ensure the Pelican remains in top-notch condition for its mission of education and adventure.

Job Description

As a Maintenance Volunteer, you will be an integral part of our team responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Pelican of London. Your diverse skill set will help us perform essential tasks that range from rigging sails to general maintenance activities.

     Specific Duties Include...

Rigging Sails

We need individuals who are comfortable working aloft to rig sails.

Rust Chipping & Painting

Participate in rust removal and painting tasks to protect the ship's structural integrity.

Small Jobs

Assist in fitting hooks, hinges, and other minor fixtures around the ship.

Deck & Bulkhead Linings

Help with the disassembly and refitting of deck head linings and bulkhead linings.

Specialist Skills

If you possess expertise in tiling, plumbing, electrics, flooring, carpentry, or electrical wiring, your skills will be put to excellent use. We also require experienced individuals for tasks like tiling the galley floor and installing new floors in certain cabins.

Specialist Qualities

If you're a seasoned engineer, carpenter, plumber, electrician, or rigger, we are excited to have you on board.

General DIY Skills

Assist in essential maintenance tasks such as cleaning, helping in the galley, managing incoming goods, occasional local driving, and other requested duties.

Additional Skills

As a Maintenance Volunteer, you should have a practical mindset, impeccable attention to detail, the ability to work both collaboratively and independently (under the guidance of the Permanent Crew), effective communication skills, and adherence to safety protocols.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• A passion for sailing and maritime activities.
• Relevant experience and expertise in tiling, plumbing, electrics, flooring, carpentry, electrical wiring or similar fields.
• Technical skills and knowledge in specialized areas related to ship maintenance.
• Ability to work as part of a team and independently under guidance.
• Excellent communication skills and a commitment to safety.


• Full catering and accommodation onboard the Pelican of London.
• Pathway to Volunteer Crew: Your dedication as a maintenance volunteer opens the door to exciting opportunities to sail the Pelican of London as part of volunteer crew.
• Experience working on a historic tall ship with a dedicated crew.
• Opportunity to learn new skills and enhance your existing expertise.
• Become part of a community of like-minded individuals passionate about sailing.
To apply, please email Ula: detailing your relevant skills, experience and availability.
Seas Your Future is the operating name of Adventure Under Sail,
Charity 1124276, VAT 174919961.

For more information contact: 
T: +44 (0) 1305 839835