Are you looking for a new hobby or interest; an excuse to get out of the house?

Do you like old or vintage things? Perhaps have an interest in shipping or engineering?

Are you seeking new challenges?

Would you like to become part of a team engaged in one of Scotland’s most interesting and unique projects?

We require help in every aspect of preserving the ship. Everything such as:

  • Painting, Decorating, Cleaning, Renovating, Polishing and Ship’s husbandry.
  • Woodwork, Joinery, Upholstery, Carpet Fitting and Room dressing.
  • Electrics, Engineering, Fabrication, Plumbing and Machine operating
  • Strategic Planning, Business Development, Procurement, Fund Raising and Networking
  • Tour Guiding, Web design, Photography and Publicity

Everyone is welcome. It’s great fun, healthy and you will be part of a dedicated team who are saving a unique part of our maritime heritage. We provide all materials, protective clothing and good banter, tea and biscuits! Volunteer work days aboard the ship are Tuesdays and Saturdays  –  or just come down for a visit on any of these days to see what goes on. You will be made very welcome.

Why join us?

Good question. One of our crew offers their reasons:

“Explorer is a wonderful project and a great community. I have been involved for over a decade, during which time I have had so many wonderful experiences. Physically, the ship is impressive, where else in the world will you find anything like it? I work with people from all walks of life, of all ages and abilities. Some crew were original crew of Explorer when she was operating, they  often share with us, their recollections, stories and anecdotes  of life aboard. Working on Explorer often brings opportunities for other things. Over the last year, I have visited a host of other historic ships which include  PS Waverley, HMY Britannia, HMS Belfast and the Reaper. Several of the crew have been on social events which include fishing and diving trips. What I like most is that, on Explorer, everyone is equal and therefore we work as a team”