Götheborg of Sweden is now moored in Barcelona for the winter stopover, and the plan has been to continue to Asia in March 2023. This plan has now been postponed, and the ship will instead sail in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe in 2023.
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!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
On October 27, Götheborg of Sweden arrived to Barcelona and moored at one of the top locations in the city harbour: Port Vell/Rambla de Mar. The first weekend in Barcelona was the official stopover, with full crew, and the ship fully rigged. We want to thank Barcelona for the very warm welcome!
Thank you Malta for great days at the Valletta Cruise Port! It has been a lovely stay with the beautiful backdrop of this historic city. We want to thank everyone for the very warm welcome to Malta and the great interest in the ship. We had amazing days!