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Volunteer Thursdays.

We run regular 'volunteer Thursdays' at our base in Millbrook, Cornwall. If you are interested in learning traditional skills and becoming part of our refit community , see below for all the details!

What are volunteer Thursdays?

We run a volunteering day every week where our community works on the rebuild of our tall ship Tectona. Everyone is welcome, our volunteering community is an amazing groups of people of all ages and backgrounds. Volunteering with us gives you a chance to try something new in a safe environment, increase your wellbeing and confidence, as well as learning traditional boat building skills! There's no obligation to commit to coming every week, we welcome people to come along whenever suits them.

How do I become a volunteer?


Fill in our electronic Thursday Volunteer form so we have all your details before you come.


Email to let us know when you will be coming, or if you have any questions or require assistance organising travel.


Come along on a Thursday... we look forward to meeting you!

What you need to know
  • What time ? The day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.

  • What will I be doing? There are usually a range of jobs to do onboard Tectona or in our workshop (using traditional boat building methods!). Tasks can include painting, varnishing, woodwork, repairs.

  • Do I need any experience? No, full training and supervision is provided so no experience is necessary.

  • What should I wear/bring? Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty and scruffy! Please wear close toed shoes e.g. trainers or steel toe cap boots if you have them. 

  • What is provided? Lunch, tea, coffee, biscuits. All PPE needed for the day's tasks.

  • Where are you located? We are in the Southdown Marina boatyard in Millbrook (PL10 1HG). Our office is located here (link opens Google Maps).

  • Can I park there? Yes! Free parking can be found outside the blue gated entrance to the boatyard, there are also parking spots on Southdown Road.

  • What about public transport? We can collect you from the Cremyll ferry in the morning and drop you back there in the afternoon. Please catch the 0945 ferry across.

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