Project information

Sunderland Trust Volunteer Development Project

Recruit volunteers for:
Educational visits
Heritage tours around Pembroke Dock/Royal Dock Yard development work & undertake walks/tours.
Presentations to groups
Running the Flying Boat Centre, conservation of T9044 parts and restoration of the Seaplane Tender “Makaira”

July 2011 - June 2012

Charity information: Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust

Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust logo
  • Need


    Educational visits for local schools are people hungry and - additional volunteers are required.
    Heritage walks - initial work has been undertaken to map these. We anticipate needing an additional 8 volunteers to assist with this development work and undertake these walks/tours.
    Outreach presentations to groups - engaging with local community groups is vital


    Educational visits: developing the itinerary for these visits.
    Heritage walks - a new opportunity for volunteers. .
    Outreach presentations to groups: we are keen to increase the number and coverage of our presentations .
    Running the Flying Boat Centre
    Conservation of T9044 parts
    Restoration of the Seaplane Tender

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To increase the number of volunteers involved in the Trust's activities


    » Member of Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services Attend community events Advertise on the web site Promote to visitors

    What success will look like

    Success will be measured by additional volnteers recruited and the increase in the overall activities of the trust

  • Impact


    Higher profile for PDST
    Closer links with local community
    Delivery of more school visits, outreach activities, conservation activities, heritage tours

    Achievements will publicised through internal and external communications including Volunteer of the Year Awards


    Failure to recruit sufficient volunteers - extend timetable of activities - additional promotional activity
    Too many apply - develop short list; identify additional volunteers activities


    Monthly reports/newsletters
    Email updates
    Donor visits
    Notes in Trust's annual report

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £24,080

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,520 Operations Training, Expenses, Computer, Marketing
      £2,330 Accomodation Insurance, Rent/Rates, Utilities
      £18,230 Salaries Salaries, National insurance, pension, staff HR
  • Background


    Although Pembroke Dock' continues to cope with high unemployment and limited public and private investment the local community has a proud heritage and a spirit of self help and volunteering. The Townscape Heritage Initiative has done much to restore the local building infrastructure many of which are listed


    Local residents who are retired or unemployed – 30 people ie volunteers
    School children who visit the centre – 360 (based on 12 groups of 30)
    People attending outreach presentations – 360 (based on 12 groups of 30)
    The wider community benefits from the project include:
    Visitors to the Centre - 8,000 - based on 12 month vistor figures
    Events organised by the Trust – 10,000
    Local businesses who gain trade from these visitors

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Trust currently runs the Flying Boat Centre, unique to the UK; part interpretation centre, part workshop, which has attracted over 12,000 visitors in the last 18 months and prompted wide international interest. It is also developing an Education Programme and is setting up an Archive Centre. it thus has track record of achievement of engaging with a wide variety of public and private organisations and the local community

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    John Evans

    John is the manager of the Trust and his enthusiasm and dedication has been instrumental in driving the organisation forward

    Judith Davies

    Judith is the Project Administrator and is responsible on day to day basis of managing and co-ordinating the activities of the volunteers

Volunteer in the Sunderland Trust Workshop

Volunteer in the Sunderland Trust Workshop