Q1 – Can you introduce yourself?
“My name is Bethany and I am involved with the Learning & Engagement programme on board the ship.”
Q2 – How did you get involved with the ship?
“I visited the ship a while back and my partner Daniel (who also volunteers on board) told me about getting involved. I wouldn’t describe myself as a “ship fanatic” but I find the history of Unicorn very interesting.”
Q3 – How do you help on the ship?
“By helping with the Learning & Engagement programme, I have been involved with the development and delivery of public workshops as well as organising the various on-board educational material. I’ve also been involved with some of the Volunteer Work Nights, getting my hands dirty clearing storerooms, cleaning bulkheads and shifting timbers.”
Q4 – What do you like most about being part of the HMS Unicorn team?
“I love being able to do craft work as I don’t have much opportunity to do this at home.”
Q5 – What is your favourite part of the ship?
“I’m not sure if I actually have a favourite part! I enjoy the entire ship so couldn’t pick a favourite bit.”
Q6 – What skills have you developed on the ship?
“Creativity! Learning & Engagement always requires thinking of new and different ideas, coming up with innovative solutions and planning exciting ways to engage people with the historic ship.”
Q7 – What would you say to anyone thinking about getting involved with volunteering at HMS Unicorn?
“It is a really enjoyable place to spend your time, even if like me you aren’t a “ship fanatic”. I’d very highly recommend getting involved to anyone.”
Q8 – Sum up HMS Unicorn in 3 words
“Enjoyable historic ship.”
“If you would like to find out more about volunteering at HMS Unicorn and becoming part of the team, then please get in touch.
We really appreciate all our amazing volunteers and we love having new people get involved.