Each year we continue to make life-long memories for hundreds of children and families from several different groups in the community. In 2008 will take 1000 non-profit guests on nearly 100 therapeutic, confidence-building and skills development sailing cruises.
“Our families love being able to relax and enjoy one another outside the hospital.” – Starlight Starbright
“The captain and crew always let the children take turns steering the boat and they always have the biggest smiles on their faces. It makes them feel so special! At the end of the trip they are given captain’s certificates with their pictures on it. They come back to the shelter and show everyone and tell them how wonderful the trip was for them.” -- DAWN Children’s Advocate
“For our foster families, this is a chance for them to bond and for the kids to just be kids. Thanks to all the volunteer crew for all their hard work!” –Ryther Child Center
Volunteer with Sailing Heritage Society
Sailing Heritage Society is very proud that all trips are captained, crewed and hosted by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers who truly make this fun and unique work possible.
Although we currently have over 100 volunteers we're always looking for new active volunteers
who can commit to going on at least 2-3 trips each month or 10 over the busy
Please complete and return our Volunteer Application Form.
Once we receive your application, we'll invite you to an onboard initial safety training and orientation session.
This is very basic and designed mainly as an opportunity for people to get comfortable with what an actual sail entails, familiar with the boat and some basic safety issues and introduced to other people involved in the organization. Much more broad training will be received on actual trips.
An excellent training session and information packet has also recently been created by long-time volunteer Judy Rohrbach specifically for Hosts/Ambassadors. If this is an aspect of volunteering you'd like to be involved with we strongly recommend this invaluable training.
After completing the training you'll be given a log-in and password which will allow you to sign up for trips directly from the SHS Online Cruising Schedule.
To get an overview of the number and kinds of trips we do please look at the Cruising Schedule on the SHS Website.
As many of our trips are often working with children, we do run background checks through Washington State Patrol on all volunteers. There is an authorization on the application form.
- Volunteer Checklists can be downloaded here:
Sailing Heritage Society
Please feel free to phone or e-mail with any questions or suggestions.
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