• Shipkeepers
  • Sailing Crew
  • Tour guides
  • Maintenance

Tour Guides

Tour guides conduct regular tours and organised events for all age groups. Prospective guides complete training in operational aspects, guiding techniques, evacuation procedures and information about the ship and the historical period of the original Duyfken.

Guides are invited to complete further training in leading school tours. This will include specific techniques in engaging with children and particularly in the use of hands-on activities that highlight shipboard life.

Guides and prospective guides should familiarise themselves with the Duyfken Child Protection Policy


Volunteers have a responsibility to themselves, their colleagues and their supervisor to act fairly, safely and with respect for the needs of the Duyfken Foundation.  For further information please read the Volunteer Code of Conduct and the Volunteer Responsibility Statement

Apply to become a Volunteer

You can apply to become a Duyfken volunteer by completing the online Volunteer Application Form or by downloading the Volunteer Application Form Volunteer Application Form, filling it out and following the instructions.

Call for Volunteers at Elizabeth Quay

We require volunteer guides and ship keepers to help support the Duyfken while it is on exhibition at Elizabeth Quay for four months, starting this November. 

We are seeking volunteer guides to work on any of the following days and times between 16 November 2016 and 17 April 2017:

  • Wednesday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Thursday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Friday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Saturday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm
  • Sunday: 1.00pm to 5.00pm

  • In addition, we also require two ship keepers each night from 7.00pm to 6.00am on a daily basis. We are looking to have a dozen or so ship keepers to rotate the ship keeping duties fortnightly.

    Training will be provided to our volunteers for both roles.

    If you are interested in volunteering as a guide and/or ship keeper on any of the above days, please apply online or send an email to administration@duyfken.com