In August, we will attend the freshly started Gothenburg Row. During the cultural feast in Gothenburg, lots of traditional row boats will tour around the inner city canal.
Craftsmanship, knowledge & community
Would you like to volunteer?
As a volunteer, you get the chance to pick up knowledge about traditional materials and learn craftsmanship on board. What is required to keep an 18th-century ship in good shape? What materials were used at that time, and what is used today? How is a lashing made? The tasks varied and can revolve around anything from taring ropes, scraping the hull, to working in the rigging. But also help in the galley (kitchen) and so on.
Volunteers are essential for the maintenance of the ship and keeping her in shape. Being a volunteer on board is an excellent way to get to know the ship and learn from others. The practical work gives you hands-on experience in a delightful kinship together with our permanent crew and other volunteers.
What does it mean to volunteer?
As a volunteer on board the Götheborg you work with maintenance while we are in port in Gothenburg. Unlike sailing along as a deckhand, you don’t pay to volunteer. The work as a volunteer is unpaid, but we offer lunch, not to forget, a great and friendly group of people to hang out with.
Photo: Linda Åkerberg/Wilderness Stories
Working at heights
Bring with you
- Be prepared to do whatever maintenance that is going on at the moment.
- Maintenance can happen inside the ship, outside of the hull and in the rig, high aloft.
- Ship life includes galley- and cleaning work.
- Be able to enter the rig at high heights.
How to apply
Create an account in Paam by clicking the button.
Make sure to fill in all your personal details before you apply.
To keep updated on volunteering on board the Götheborg, also join our Facebook group.
A decision to proceed with inspections for 2024 has been made.
Are you interested in volunteering at Götheborg during our maintenance period? We are now looking for a few volunteers who have sailed with us recently and are willing to stay with us for 6-8 weeks.