ESSA Water Activities Centre

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ESSA Water Activities Centre


Central Lagoon,
Meadgate Road,


20 Yes Volunteers needed

We need volunteers both on land and the water. ESSA offers training to those who want to learn to sail or drive our safety boats in order to assist with our sessions.
For those who prefer to stay on dry land, volunteers can assist young people by issuing waterproof clothing and equipment, supervising launching/recovery of dinghies. The ongoing site maintenance and boat maintenance on weekdays is our priority.
Fundraising and grant applications are needed as our fleet of dinghies and associated equipment need to be renewed. The water activities are mainly run during the warmer months but the site & other volunteering can be a regular commitment weekly or when available.

About our club

ESSA is a registered charity which offers affordable water activities to young people. Our volunteer RYA qualified Instructors run dinghy sailing sessions and courses for young people aged 9+. We also offer dragon boating, traditional rafting, wobbleboarding, camping and some canoeing & kayaking. We are a grassroots organisation which is open to all and introduce young people to water sports training. We are not a membership club and users do not have to buy a boat to take part.
Activities run throughout the year at weekends, school holidays and evenings from mid May to July. The centre is also open at other times according to demand. There is a Wednesday morning water activity session throughout the year for adult beginners and the more experienced.
See more information on our website and Facebook.

Sports and activities

  • Sailing and Yachting

Skills Required

  • Accountancy
  • Bookkeeping
  • Coaching
  • Electrics
  • Facility management
  • Fundraising
  • Gardening
  • General maintenance
  • Grant application writing
  • Groundsmanship
  • Marketing & promotion
  • Painting & decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Project management
  • Social event organisation
  • Volunteer management

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