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Brixham
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Persons: 2
Category: Boat
Host ID: 85310
Country: England

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Last Updated: October 11, 2019

We have recently purchased the iconic Golden Hind museum and are looking for volunteers to join us in the beautiful fishing town of Brixham, Devon.

The Golden Hind at Brixham is a full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships from the age of exploration. The Ship has been a feature of picturesque Brixham harbour for over fifty years, entertaining and educating thousands of visitors during this time - as well as being featured on many tv programmes and films. The Ship is open from spring to autumn come rain or shine and is an all-weather attraction with indoor displays as well as wide open decks.

A striking landmark in Brixham, every visitor on board contributes to the restoration and maintenance of the Ship, ensuring that 'Brixham's Treasure' will continue to enhance Brixham's beautiful Quayside for future generations...

Sir Francis Drake : Sailor, Seaman, Politician and Engineer is best remembered as an explorer. In his most famous ship, the Golden Hind, Drake became the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe in an epic expedition of plunder and discovery over four hundred and thirty five years ago.

The hardship endured in overcrowded and primitive quarters was unbelievable. Only 56 men survived with Drake, returning after three years and a journey of more than 36,000 miles, with a vast cargo of treasure worth hundreds of millions of pounds in today's money. Queen Elizabeth I's share alone was more than the country's national debt. 'El Draco' or 'The Dragon' became one of the most famous men in Western Europe, was feared and reviled by the Spanish and was duly knighted in London.

We are looking for volunteers to work 18 hours per week. We will provide accommodation which you will share with our other helper(s). If we have more than 2 helpers we will have female and male rooms.

We do not provide meals but you are welcome to use our kitchen to cook your own meals. Please note you will be staying in Torquay which is about 5 miles from Brixham but we will provide the transport there and back every day you are working.

We are looking for fun, outgoing, bubbly individuals from all walks of life. If English isn't your first language, don't worry you can come here and practise. There are many language schools in Torbay if you wish to study on your days off.

The role will involve working on the ship dealing with customers. It may just involve showing them where to go, playing games with children, selling tickets to get on board. We sometimes dress up as pirates and have lots of fun while we're working so I'm sure everyone will have a once in a lifetime experience.

Please get in contact and mention when you can arrive, how long you can stay and add a telephone/whatapp number. Ideally we are looking for people to stay a minimum of 4 weeks

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