Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

Become a volunteer

The volunteering program on the Shtandart is for those who

  • has time, energy, and great will to become a member of the ship’s crew,
  • dreams to find friends and team-mates from different countries and to become a part of a close team,
  • would like to learn something new,
  • is fond of the sea, sailing, and adventures!

Shtandart needs you! The ship was built by shipbuilding enthusiasts and continues to thrive, thanks to voluntary assistance. The volunteer team is a consolidated group that has been supporting the project for many years, helping it stay on course.

Join our volunteer program to become a part of the Shtandart’s team and sail with the Shtandart.

There are several ways to contribute:

  • Participate in the maintenance work. You can come to Shtandart in autumn or winter for maintenance work. 3 days of participation in repairs or wintering = 1 day at sea. We will account for your active participation in the affairs of Shtandart over the past 3 years: repairs in port, gangway watches during festivals, help with the website, etc.
  • Work on a ship for several months. We are looking for people who can come for a long time – from 3 to 6 months. That’s because newcomers usually need some time to get to know the ship and find out how they can really help. The professional crew must approve the presence of a long-term volunteer on board. We will consider each application individually and confirm it via WhatsApp or email.
  • Help remotely. You can regularly help us via the remote volunteer program – just write us an e-mail at
  • Stand out as a trainee. You can also participate as a trainee on one or more voyages of the Shtandart and prove yourself as a very smart and helpful participant. The decision is made by the captain on board at the end of the voyage.

For the volunteers who want to apply for a journey with Shtandart, we made a registration spreadsheet. Now, you can see when there are open volunteer places on board and when the slots are occupied. The spreadsheet makes it clear when Shtandart really needs your help.

To apply: in the spreadsheet, you need to enter your first and last name, put a “1” in each cell for all the days you wish to be on board, and fill those cells with yellow. When the application is confirmed, we will mark those days for which there is a “go-ahead” in green.

Note that from 01.01.14, there is a fee collected from all volunteers on board the Shtandart to cover port and food expenses  – €10 per day.

If you would like to become a volunteer of the Shtandart Project, please contact us: