Volunteering with Blackwell Sailing is rewarding, fun and a fantastic way to give something to your community. We rely very much on the goodwill and commitment of our volunteers.
Blackwell Sailing’s team of dedicated volunteers enable many sailors with disabilities to experience the same exhilaration, enjoyment and confidence building felt by all sailors. It is all about sharing what we know, giving praise, prompting and encouragement – mostly to people with learning disabilities – and having a lot of fun. We also enjoy a few social occasions.
Under the supervision of David Hall and two other RYA Senior Instructors, Mel Vause and Amanda Wilson (who is now Assistant Manager), volunteers facilitate evening and daytime sailing sessions from April to October, teaching and reinforcing skills already learned. The charity also provides opportunities for sailing members to pursue other outdoor activities and all activities are supported by volunteers. Approximately 35 volunteers are involved in various roles, including sailing/canoeing sessions, boat maintenance, residential holidays, leading winter walks and fundraising. Their contribution is essential to the running of the charity.
How to become a volunteer
Please contact us! After a brief discussion we can explain how we operate and how you might fit in. We will be able to answer any questions you might have and alert you to possibilities.
David Hall/Amanda Wilson
Cockshott Wood, Glebe Road, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3HE