First Mate Crew

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Become a first mate crew member!

For 10 weeks in the summer of 2021, the Tendring area will see its parks and open spaces taken over by giant painted octopus sculptures!

Octopus Ahoy! in association with 150 years of Clacton and the Mayflower celebrations is a mass appeal, large-scale public art and charity event.

We need volunteers who have good communication skills and a sense of fun, and be:

Available weekends from 25th June until 5th September 2021

Available for four hour stints (either 10am-2pm or 2-6pm)

You can do as few or as many slots as possible, even all day – but don’t forget to bring your lunch!

To find out more information or to apply for this role, please email us at

The Role

We need volunteers who can assist with Octopus Ahoy! in Tendring:

Weekly check to report damage
Check Trail map stocks
Act as signpost (Weekends only) for the trail
Advise tourists
Answering any questions on Octopus Ahoy or Mayflower 400 project
Giving out trail maps
Advising people how to reach the trail
Highlighting the apps
Answering any questions on the Octopus Ahoy project and legacy
CJ, the Octopus Ahoy! Mascot, will need assistance during his appearances at events to promote the Summer trail