What Can a Helper Do?

There are a number of different roles with BSCSG, but we encourage helpers to find things they enjoy doing (combined with where we need help during a session) and we will try to accommodate what a helper would like to do.

The list below should give an idea of the types of roles we have:-

Reception


Description: This role is related to welcoming the clients to the group, ensuring that they have completed their forms – if it is their first visit of the season, and receiving the fees if appropriate.
As part of the reception, clients are logged so that they can be scheduled for the experience they wish to enjoy. Sometimes this requires liaising with the Senior Instructor to ensure the capability is there.
Required Skills: None
Wetness Factor: cactus_sm
Sociability Factor: Triangle-Head-Doodles

Hospitality


Description: Can you make a nice cup of tea or coffee? This role is mainly making the drinks and ensuring the clients and helpers are fed and watered!
Required Skills: Ability to make teas, coffees, and pass round biscuits.
Wetness Factor: raindrops_sm
Sociability Factor: Triangle-Head-Doodles

Launching and Recovery


Description: Depending on the boat, this can require being chest height in the water (we do have a couple of pairs of chest waders), or it can be helping catch or release a dinghy or powerboat.
Required Skills: None
Wetness Factor: fish_sm
Sociability Factor: nicubunu-Abstract-people

Boat Rigging/ Packing away


Description: This roles relates to helping set up the boats for an evening and packing them away. There are always a number of people who are familiar with the boats who can help.
Required Skills: None
Wetness Factor: raindrops_sm
Sociability Factor: nicubunu-Abstract-people

Safety Boat


Description: Driving around the lake, helping boats in and out, as well as checking on boats on the water to ensure they are happy and not in need of some help.
Required Skills: RYA Powerboat Level 2, minimum, plus we are required to check driving skills each season.
Wetness Factor: raindrops_sm
Sociability Factor: Person

Powerboat Helm


Description: Taking clients out for cruises around the lake in one of the powerboats (currently a Pioner or the Committee Boat).
Required Skills: RYA Powerboat Level 2, minimum, plus we are required to check driving skills each season.
Wetness Factor:raindrops_sm
Sociability Factor: nicubunu-Abstract-people

Dinghy Helm


Description: Being a dinghy helm allows a helper to take clients out sailing, and if appropriate, giving guidance to a client, so they can sail.
Required Skills: Demonstration of competent sailing skills.
Wetness Factor: raindrops_sm
Sociability Factor: nicubunu-Abstract-people

Hoisting


Description: The hoists are used to lift clients from a wheelchair (or occasionally from standing) into a boat – or vice versa. The client will use a sling, and the fitting of the sling and the hoisting are important to get right, so the client is comfortable, and doesn’t slip out of the sling!
Required Skills: To hoist, it requires the helper to have been checked by the Senior Instructor each season on each hoist and sling they will be using.
Wetness Factor: raindrops_sm
Sociability Factor: nicubunu-Abstract-people

Wheelchair loading


Description: This role is to secure the wheelchairs into the powerboats. There is a
Required Skills: It is required that the helper has been trained on how to fit the clamps to ensure they are fixed correctly.
Wetness Factor: raindrops_sm
Sociability Factor: nicubunu-Abstract-people