Massey Shaw features in Wharf Life Magazine to actively seek local volunteers

Massey Shaw CEO, David Rogers

Massey Shaw features in Wharf Life Magazine to actively seek local volunteers

A key method of attracting new volunteers is to use local news outlets and organisations. We were excited to have Wharf Life Magazine on board recently to interview David Rogers.

Please read the full article on the Wharf Life website  and share with friends or family. Or, if you’re a resident in and around Canary Wharf, please look out for the printed copies of the magazine. Why not send us a picture too!

Here is a snippet from the interview with CEO, David Rogers.

Trust CEO David Rogers – himself a former firefighter, albeit a land-based one – said: “We’re a completely voluntary organisation and we’d really like to engage with a wider audience including people who are in Docklands.

“Perhaps they’ve seen this black and red boat that looks a bit strange – we often get questions about what she is and what she does.

“So one of the things we want to do is to get more volunteers of all ages who can come along and support us in our plans for the boat.

“We’ve had her for 40 years, but we see ourselves as custodians and we now need people to take her forward for the next 40.

“This boat has a unique history and we want to help people understand it and to help shape it whether they’re involved in the fire service or not.

“We want people to come and be trained so they can run the engines, operate the boat and man her pumps so she can appear at events.

“But we also have a big archive that we’ve built up over the years, so we need people with IT skills to help organise and digitise that.”

If you’ve read the article and would like more information about volunteering or perhaps you would like to donate please use the links below:

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