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Supporting Wounded Veterans

The Garden House
​Royal Hospital Chelsea
Royal Hospital Road,
London. ​SW3 4SR

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SAILING BUDDY PROGRAMME

BECOME A BUDDY

 

The buddy programme is where volunteers get partnered up with veterans on the Ocean Challenge to aid and enrich the experience.

 

On the Sailing challenge since beds on board are limited there is one Ocean buddy per boat to help with a crew of veterans and Skipper.

 

 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A BUDDY?

 

The role of a buddy primarily is to enable the veterans gets the most out of the Ocean Challenge. This entails:

 

  • Assist with the provisioning of the boats and assisting the skippers check the boat’s safety equipment.

  • Help set up the event including registration and kit preparation.

  • Making sure the vets has everything they need for the day.

  • Ensure their veteran is comfortable with the plan for the day and where they need to be and when.

  • Assist with cooking onboard and helping at the evening meals.

  • Spend the day sailing with the crew of veterans.

  • Help the Skipper run the boat.

  • Supporting them throughout the week and making sure they are happy.

  • Overall assisting with the smooth running of the week.

What we look for in a buddy?

 

  • Strong listening skills

  • Empathetic and compassionate

  • Self-aware and proactive

  • Enjoys helping others and bring out the best in people

  • Able to fundraise

  • Good Sailors

  • Fun!