A local charity is calling for communities to get involved with the South’s many shipwrecks and sites of historical importance.
The Maritime Archaeology Trust is seeking volunteers for a number of projects to help its work investigating, recording and promoting sites of historical interest, and those of coastal change.
The Southampton based charity is currently recruiting teams of eager volunteers to work on a variety of projects throughout 2014. For example, if you have a passion for learning about how heritage is recorded, you could be supporting on a walking survey up and down the Hamble and Solent one day and contributing to reports the next.
In addition, an important part of the Trust’s work is sharing history with the public so the charity is also keen to register you as a volunteer if you could help out at any of their planned educational, community and fundraising events.
Government funding for preserving and researching maritime heritage is not normally available so the Maritime Archaeology Trust relies on fundraising activities, good will and sporadic grants to support these varied heritage projects.
If you are interested in volunteering, or supporting the charity in any way, the Trust would be keen to hear from you. Please visit www.maritimearchaeologytrust.org/volunteering for details of how to register.