The Wellington Trust
The HQS Wellington is the last surviving member of the Grimsby class of sloops. Built in 1934, the Wellington served valiantly during the Second World War, performing convoy escort duties in the Atlantic. It has been moored on the Thames by Temple tube station since 1948, when the ship was purchased to be the Livery Hall for the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. On July 2005, the ownership…

We are having an exhibition on board of HQS Wellington, which focuses on the life of the South Asian Seafarers from the Seventeenth Hundred onwards. Our main goals are to preserve this historic ship and to educate public about the history of Navy, especially the Merchant Navy.

This year, we would like to talk about the diversity on board of the national ships and in addition to the artefacts and models, and seeing life on a real warship and we have Augmented Reality attractions to entertain and educate. We will open our exhibition on the 17th of April till the 17th of November, on Sundays and Mondays.

Training will be given prior to the opening day. Travel expenses will be paid and volunteers will get free lunch and refreshment on board, too. Please note that for this opportunity, we are asking our volunteers to provide us with a DBS Certificate which is less than 3 years old. If they don't have one, they can apply for one through our organisation.

Time commitment

The volunteers can commit to as many Sundays and/or Mondays as they like during the exhibition.
Application deadline
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