Bristol Ferry boats are broadening our horizons! 

The Bristol Ferry are pleased to be able to recruit volunteers to our thriving and community led company. We are casting our net far and wide to involve more people from this fine city to get stuck in with the Bristol Ferries.

You can find out more by contacting our
Volunteer Co-ordinator Xeena Cooper

Her working hours are Wednesdays 9am-2pm

Mobile:  07760 496654

Email:  volunteers@bristolferry.com

Office: 44 The Grove, Bristol, BS1 4RB.

Telephone: 0117 927 3416

Follow this link to download an application form.

What can you do?
There are various ways you can get involved.

Supporting our Education Projects

The Bristol Ferry delivers educational trips to schools and colleges across the city.

This role will involve working beside our Education team developing and creating materials for these trips, contacting schools, creating and sending newsletter out to schools.

Would suit: someone who is interested in History of Bristol Harbour, organised individual, able to cope with varied workload and some interest in local history and using Bristol Archives.

Duration: Flexible hours, 4 hours per week.

Monthly litter pick around the docks

The harbour has been the lifeblood of this city for generations and we are trying to ensure we take good care of our wonderful resource in the centre of our city.

Caring for our communities and wildlife that use the water.

Each month we launch a boat full of volunteers to fish out the litter which collects in the harbour.

We work alongside Clean Up Bristol Harbour, which is a small group who are committed to Plastic Free Way.

Would suit: anybody!

Duration: 3 hours every month.


General Volunteering and Events

All year we take part in many varied events up and down the harbour. We need our Volunteers to support us at these events. 

These roles vary but are very important to keeping us running day to day.

Helping us to conduct surveys for the above projects, supporting the ferries with our publicity, promoting our trips, services and events.

Keeping the harbour clean and tidy, working in the ferry HQ supporting the office team and supporting the ferries at Harbour Festival, Bristol open doors and other city events.

Would suit: anybody!

Duration: flexible times and various roles.

Why Volunteer with us?

As well as working in a friendly team and amongst like-minded people, volunteering with Bristol Ferry Boats can give a person a range of experiences.

  • Building and developing transferable skills

  • Working in a team - meeting new people, making new friends

  • Working with other volunteers

  • Supporting the Company at events in the City

  • Representing this well loved and cherished company as a volunteer

  • Get valuable experience and build confidence

  • Have your out of pocket expenses paid

  • Have ongoing support and supervision

  • Receive a reference for future jobs

  • A Ferry pass which will allow you to travel on our Boats

  • Get to attend local harbourside attractions for free