Testwood Lakes Sailability (TLS) provides dinghy sailing for people with any disability.

Receptionist main tasks:

  • Start the day by setting up the reception in the Boat House.
  • The main task is to greet the sailors, book them in, take the sailing fee and issue with a receipt and then to have them fitted with a Buoyancy Aid.
  • If the sailor is in a wheelchair provide assistance with the fitting of a sling to be used with the hoist.
  • To record the cash in the petty cash book and at the end of each session to total the funds and to complete the returns for the Treasurer.
  • To keep the following records: of the availability of the volunteers for future sessions; the number sailors per session for submission to the RYA.
  • To keep in contact with the pontoon by radio so that all are aware of the number of sailors waiting to sail.
  • To provide drinks to the sailors and volunteers.
  • To mange the the paperwork for new volunteers including Disclosure & Baring Service (DBS) which all volunteers are required to complete.
  • At the end of the day store all equipment in its correct place.

Volunteers will receive training for all of the above tasks.


  • Cleaning & tidying
  • Teamwork
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Talking to others


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Included in the membership fee
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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


Aquativity Centre
Testwood Lakes, Brunel Road
SO40 3XP

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