As a charity, The New Zealand Sailing Trust relies on volunteers to keep functioning. Our Board of Trustees are all volunteers who dedicate many hours to the Trust ensuring its success. We are always looking for volunteers to help us achieve our goals. Some of the ways in which you can get involved and volunteer are:
Funding Volunteers – The Trust is very keen to increase volunteer support around fundraising , whether it be support for sponsorships, corporate contacts, grant funding or events for raising funds if you have experience with these and would like to help we would love to hear from you.
Office Support – Volunteering in the office would involve jobs such as funding applications, provisioning the boats for multiday trips, helping compile manuals, working with members, compiling race information, there is always a lot to do!
Volunteer Deckhands – we run many trips with young people if you have experience sailing we have a limited number of opportunities where you can join us as a volunteer deck hand. This position provides additional help on board for the crew with sailing, catering, teaching young people.
Become a volunteer
Vessel Maintenance – if you are an experienced sailor or have a trade that you think may help us out with the maintenance of our vessels we would love to hear from you. The repairs and maintenance on these vessels is one of our main costs and anything that we can do to reduce this would be of great benefit to the trust. There may also be opportunity to help out with general maintenance of the vessels such as cleaning of gear and yearly maintenance jobs.