Volunteer at IBTC Portsmouth
Volunteers at Boathouse 4
Do you love Portsmouth and our Naval Heritage? Wooden boats?
Could you tell visitors our Boathouse 4 story?
Boathouse 4 is a new attraction at the Historic Dockyard.
IBTC Portsmouth needs a team of enthusiastic volunteers to make our new home come alive for visitors.
IBTC Portsmouth have a team of 45 volunteers who offer a warm welcome to our thousands of visitors here at Boathouse 4 in the Historic Dockyard. You could be one of them!
What is a Boathouse 4 Volunteer?
The volunteer role is varied. You might lead our daily tour of the workshop floor telling visitors about the boats being restored.
You might be doing a bit of restoration or some conservation cleaning on some of our historic wooden craft. Visitors love to see how things work, so you may demonstrate boatbuilding tools or try your hand at making an oar or paddle.
Our volunteers are all customer facing so you need to be friendly and approachable. You will get the most out of your experience if you can come along at least one day per week. We particularly need help on Saturdays and Sundays.
Apply to Volunteer
The first step is to let us know that you’re interested. Either fill in the registration form here on our website or email Lynne Robbins our Volunteer Coordinator and request one. If you would like to visit us first before you register please email and we’ll tell you the time and date of the next tour for prospective volunteers.
Once you have registered, we’ll invite you in for a brief chat. You will then be invited to come for a Taster Day when you will spend the day with an experienced volunteer to learn more about our work and our visitors.