Registered Charity No: 1025713
Reasons to volunteer
Make a difference to the lives of others
Learn new skills and gain qualifications
Pass on skills and knowledge to others
Meet new people and make new friends
A challenge with a great reward
Feel valued and part of a team
Gain confidence and self-esteem
Enhance your CV
Improve your employment prospects
Give something back
Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Queen's Guide/Scout Award
It's good for you!
At ESSA Water Activities Centre, we offer some of the activities you can do to gain the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Helping out at ESSA; youth, older people, people with special needs
Being on a Committee at ESSA; fundraising, events management, admin
Becoming an Assistant Instructor or Instructor; coaching others
Working with the environment at ESSA, Site maintenance
Passing your RYA Stages/Levels, BCU Stars and gaining a certificate
Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Dragon Boat Racing, Rowing, Windsurfing
Powerboating, Sports Leadership, Boat Maintenance/repair, Ropework, Sailing Theory, Meteorology, Natural World; Gardening, Groundsmanship
Expedition - Only run when training programme has been completed
Sailing or Canoeing
We welcome volunteers of all ages. Please send the Registration Form to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch.
If you are over 18 years old, you will also need to complete a RYA DBS check with us.
Spend your weekends and summer evenings out on the water helping young people learn their chosen water activity. We can train you to gain all the qualifications you need - you just need to be keen and up for some fun!
Instructors - Sailing, Kayaking, Powerboat
Qualified? Put your skills to good use and help to train new people to get qualified too.
We have various flower beds, pots, trees and approximately an acre of grass that all need some love and attention. The grass is cut every 2-3 weeks during the summer months and we have a ride-on mower.
Having lots of people use the centre, there is always something to fix. You could work on new or existing projects which include woodwork, metalwork, electrics, plumbing, painting, boat repairs, building repairs, groundwork and more.
We're looking for volunteers to fill in small grant applications to gain funding for new equipment, instructor training and more. The more volunteers, the merrier (and better off) we'll be.
A volunteer or two to lead our Open Day and other annual events.
Get involved with running our charity - our Volunteer Committee meet every other month. Many hands make light work.
Not sure where you'd fit in? Contact us...