Become a member and volunteer and join the Pilgrim Team. It's great fun!


Members of our Foundation are the very lifeblood of Pilgrim. Some support us from afar and some volunteer to tackle a very wide range of jobs that are critical to Pilgrim sailing and being preserved for the nation.

Pilgrim Foundation Members

Our members who decide to volunteer work in various groups with some members involved in just one and others in several groups. That’s your choice. We also have lots of Foundation members who are committed to supporting Pilgrim in other ways and are not necessarily volunteers.


Our professional Skipper and seasonal mate are supported by a volunteer sailing crew. Our sailing volunteers need to be fit and agile. They do not necessarily require prior experience. Our sailing volunteers undergo a a training programme before they can be added to the crew list. If you browse our sailing programme you can see where they go sailing!


Pilgrim takes a lot of looking after and that goes on year round. In the sailing season, its running repairs and regular maintenance and in the winter it refit’s and replacement work. Our Volunteers have a broad range of specialist skills and there’s also plenty of jobs for people who just want to help out.

Events and Education

The Events team look after our public and private Open Days and host the school visits and take care of other pontoon based events. Some of these volunteers have no inclination to sail but are key to our education and preservation activities.

Administration & Fundraising

All of our Administration is done by volunteers. That includes dealing with sailing guest bookings, promotion, marketing, IT and fundraising work. We need folks who are handy with social media, photography and all sorts of other activities.

Volunteers need to be members of the Foundation. If you are interested in joining us please complete the Application Form here.


Once you have done that you can make your Subscription Payment here.  Our Membership ‘subs’ contribute to the cost of running our volunteer programmes, personal accident insurance and all those brews and biscuits as well!