General Volunteer - Historic Steamship Shieldhall

SS Shieldhall is a heritage steam ship and member of the national historic fleet. Recognised to be the largest working steam ship of her type in Britain and probably Europe, she serves as a tribute to Britain's maritime heritage and a living reminder of the golden age of steam.


  • General deck, ship handling and maintenance
  • Engineering operations and maintenance
  • Purser, Passenger care and hospitality
  • Galley, Saloon and bar operations
  • Learning Volunteer/Ship's Guide
  • Shore Crew/Rope Handler


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+ (17 year olds can register but must be accompanied)
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Explained in our DSM (Domestic Safety Management) manual.
  • Ongoing support
    Support via department heads or volunteer coordinator.
  • Training provided
    Will be given.
  • Volunteer induction
    Given ship tour followed by Safety and Familiarisation talk.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No


SS Shieldhall
Berth 110
Western Docks
SO15 0HH

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