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CatZero is fortunate to have a talented and committed group of volunteers that support CatZero’s work with young people within East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire.

We look for motivated, energetic and enthusiastic individuals to contribute to the progress and development of young people in the Hull and North East Lincolnshire areas. No matter what your experience, skill-set or qualifications, if you have the desire to help and a positive attitude, we want to hear from you.

We are always looking for volunteers for both the shore and sea based aspects of the 10-12 week programmes.  Whether your skills are in sailing*, outdoor activities, setting up a business, or you have experience in working with young people, we need your energy, enthusiasm and expertise to help change the lives of young people around Hull and North East Lincolnshire, and contribute towards their development and progress.

CatZero run a number of presentations throughout the year for new volunteers who want to work with young people.  This allows you to learn about what we do and understand the ethos of CatZero and allows us to meet you and answer any questions you may have.  All volunteers wanting to participate in a residential sailing trip are required to work with the group of young people they are sailing with by joining in on the intro session and at least one other activity.  All volunteers taking part in any residential aspect of the programme involving young people under the age of 18, both on shore and at sea, are required to have an enhanced DBS check.

The next Volunteer Presentation will be arranged at the CatZero Offices later in the year as we do currently have sufficient numbers.  However if you think you have got something special to offer (particularly expereinced sea staff or those with a ML qualification
, please call 01482 333303 or email to register your interest.

Volunteer preentations last approximately one to one and a half hours, depending on numbers and questions.  
If you cannot make a presentation but have the particular skills and qualifications we are looking for (curently people with ML qualifications or qualified sea staff), we may be able to arrange to speak with you separately.

*Hours spent on the yacht will count towards sailing qualifications.

“Spending time with the young people in a relaxed atmosphere, taking part in a unique experience was a really beneficial way to see true skills and personalities shine. I got to see those who were willing to get involved in all kinds of technical and physical situations. I would highly recommend the experience for those looking for a new approach to job interviews and finding some great talent” (Mark Blenkinsop, Kcom, after joining CatZero participants on a day sail)

We also need volunteers to help us with the maintenance of the yacht and delivery of CatZero to some of our fundraising events - so if you're a dab hand with a spanner, like scrubbing the deck, or want to experience sailing a 72 foot challenge yacht down to the south coast in preparation for one of our sailing challenges, then give us a call and speak to Danny.

"Thank you very much indeed for your most generous hospitality in taking me aboard CatZero and giving me a most pleasurable four days.  As I mentioned on Tuesday evening, I have never shipped with a crew as friendly or welcoming, warm hearted or generous spirited as this one, and of course it is the skipper who influences the way people on board treat one another.  To do things in so relaxed a manner, if they are going to work well, necessitates a great deal of experience and skill, and though at no time did you show off with your capabilities, that they were there in abundance, was self evident." (David Gordon-Watkins, after volunteering to sail the boat back to Hull following the Boat Show in 2013)