First Mate Crew – A Volunteer at Octopus Ahoy!, an Essex-wide sculpture trail

Octopus Ahoy! First Mate Crew:

- Weekly check to report damage

- Check trail map stocks

- Act as signpost (weekends only) for the trail

- Advise tourists

- Answering any questions on Octopus Ahoy! or Mayflower 400 project

At the main gateways to the town:

- Giving out trail maps

- Advising people how to reach the trail

- Highlighting the app

- Answering any questions on Octopus Ahoy! and legacy

CJ the Octopus Mascot Assistance:

- CJ, our very own Octopus Mascot, will need assistance during his appearances at events to promote the summer trail


We need volunteers who:

- Have good communication skills

- Have a sense of fun!


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    merchandise (tshirt)
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    16+ accompanied by an adult
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 25/06/2021

End Date: 05/09/2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes Yes
Afternoon No No No No No Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Four-hour shifts (10am-2pm or 2-6pm); weekends 25th June-5th September


This opportunity is available in: Colchester, Tendring

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