Volunteers needed for Wright of Passage Youth Program

The 'Wright of Passage' youth program is designed to assist disengaged and disabled youth to seek skills for future employment and is currently in urgent need of volunteers to help restore its Herreshoff ketch at Woolwich Dock in Sydney.

The program is an opportunity to learn in a hands-on way, while opening doors to various trade apprenticeships, by learning about tools, and gaining joinery and woodworking skills.

'Wright of Passage' is a unique opportunity to become involved in an inspirational, life changing project for the youth we are hosting the program to.

We have hit a road block though!

We are in urgent need of volunteers to dedicate a day a week till December.
The current volunteers giving their time, along with Andrew Davidson and Peter Steel, have been extraordinary, but they can’t do it alone.

In November sea trials will commence, and program participants will begin preparing their boat to sail to Hobart for entry into the Wooden Boat Festival from 8-11 February 2019.

The boat will be crewed by the participants of the 'Wright of Passage' Project, who have worked on the program.

There is a possibility that committed volunteers will also be given the chance to sail on the boat to Hobart if expression of interest is shown. It will then be used for our ‘Winds of Joy’ programs in Hobart and return to Sydney for Stage 3 and 4 of the restoration.

Please think about the importance of this cause and volunteer today.

As part of this program, SWD recently hosted a training day that included Understanding Teenagers, Creating Positive Behaviour, Managing Negative Behaviour, Work Based Skills Development and Workplace Health and Safety.

We hope that with this additional training we can support our volunteers to enjoy delivering the program and help maintain excellent outcomes for the young people we are working with.

If you, or someone you know, are able to give your time in this non water based volunteer opportunity, please contact Jason Cummings by email: jason@sailorswithdisabilities.com or phone our office on 0421725170

Jeanneau JY60
JPK August 2023
Jeanneau JY60
JPK August 2023