Sunderland Trust Volunteer Development Project
Recruit volunteers for:
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
Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust
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
To increase the number of volunteers involved in the Trust's activities
Activities» Member of Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services Attend community events Advertise on the web site Promote to visitors
Success will be measured by additional volnteers recruited and the increase in the overall activities of the trust
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
Notes in Trust's annual report
Budget - Project Cost: £24,080Loading graph....
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
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
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 is the manager of the Trust and his enthusiasm and dedication has been instrumental in driving the organisation forward
Judith is the Project Administrator and is responsible on day to day basis of managing and co-ordinating the activities of the volunteers