Becoming a volunteer

Being a volunteer with Frensham Pond Sailability is a rewarding and social experience. All levels of sailing experience are very welcome and even if you don't sail there are still plenty of on-shore opportunities. If you are keen to learn how to sail then we can teach you as we run RYA approved training courses. There is an induction course for new volunteers followed by ongoing training and support.

The Sailability season runs from April to October on Thursdays (am and pm) and Saturdays (am). We welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life and it is our volunteers and sailors that contribute to the vibrancy of Frensham Pond Sailing Club. If you are interested or would like to find out more please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or download the Helpers' Information Pack.

Volunteer roles

We have a wide range of volunteer roles both on-shore and off-shore. Here are some examples:


  • Meeting and greeting our disabled sailors and their parents / carer
  • Receptionist:  registering sailors and helpers at each session
  • Chatting with sailors and making them feel happy and comfortable
  • Rigging and de-rigging boats
  • Helping our sailors into and out of boats
  • Using hoists
  • Training
  • Repairing equipment
  • Fund raising
  • Photography and video
  • Admin tasks


  • Helping our sailors get the most out of their sailing experience
  • Developing sailor skills to help realise their individual potential 
  • Helming and crewing with our sailors
  • Sailor buddying on the water
  • Helming and crewing safety and training boats
  • Assisting with sailor racing at Frensham and off-site
  • Developing your own sailing skills in a variety of boats