We prepare the boats for trips: loading supplies, pumping in water & fuel and preparing the cabin.
We help guests on board safely: operating lifts, helping when requested to manoeuvre wheelchairs and guiding guest to their seats.
We operate the boats: training is given on how to manoeuvre the vessels safely, how to depart and dock the vessels and how to operate equipment onboard.
During the trips we make teas and coffees, or help if the carers have prepared a picnic or snack.
In the ‘closed’ season: maintenance is carried out on the boats such as paint removal then applying new paint, engine refurbishments and a variety of remedial tasks.
BUT what we really need are people who care
We carry passengers who often don’t get out a lot, perhaps because of physical or mental impairments. This is their chance to enjoy a bit of freedom in the beautiful surroundings of the Scottish canals. We are here to make that trip more enjoyable.
Often we talk about the history or the wildlife but more often our visitors simply want to chat.
It’s often hard work but rewarding
We can be standing for long periods.
We can be involved in some physical work.
But the rewards are plentiful – just look at the faces of those onboard.
And there’s the friendship of your colleagues.
How often would you be required?
We operate cruises seven days a week (except at Highland Branch).
You can join a regular ‘day’ crew or arrange times with the branch to suit your other commitments.
Seagull Trust Cruises is a unique charity and we’d like your support.
You can contact your local Branch from our 'Contact Us' page which has the facility for you to complete a form and email it to who you require to contact.