Asia Expedition 2022/2023

Volunteer at Götheborg of Sweden in Barcelona during her maintenance stopover!

Are you interested in Volunteering at Götheborg during her maintenance stop in Barcelona? We now offer a limited amount of volunteer positions for people of 18 years and older! 

Volunteer at Götheborg of Sweden in Barcelona during her maintenance stopover!

Photo: Linda Åkerberg/Wilderness Stories 

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. 

What does it mean to volunteer?

Unlike sailing along as a deckhand, you don’t pay to volunteer. The work as a volunteer is unpaid, but you get full board and, not to forget, a great and friendly group of people to hang out with.  

We offer

  • All meals are included. This also includes morning and afternoon fika.
  • A bunk or hammock to sleep in on board (note that you won't have a separate cabin, but sleep in a space together with other people).
  • Washing machines and driers.
  • Guitars and board games for the evenings, film nights can be arranged.
  • A great group of people and a nice and welcoming atmosphere. 

Expectations

  • 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.

 

Want more information?

Read more about what it means to volunteer. What we asko of you and what you get in return. About the work schedule and how to apply. 

Opening hours in February

02 February 2023

In February and the first week of March we are open on Saturdays. We offer guided tours in English with one of our crew members. Please make sure to prebook your tickets online to save your spot! 

Sail for free on board Götheborg

26 January 2023

We now offer a unique opportunity to sail for free on board the Götheborg during the first six weeks of this year’s sailing adventure. Sign on in Barcelona mid-March and sign off in the Brittany/Normandie area right at the end of April. This is a bucket list sailing adventure that you don’t want to miss!

First stopover: Sète, France

26 January 2023

The first stopover on the European Tour 2023 will be beautiful Sète in the south of France. Between 24–27 March will be moored at Quai d'Alger at the heart of Sète. With the release of the first sailing destination of the European Tour 2023, the first and last stopover are now official.