"After volunteering as a Captain for a week, I felt more at home than I had in any other work place"

Skiff Mates who have volunteered to keep watch

Some Skiff Mates volunteer to spend a week providing a little extra support to Skiff Mates new and old. They get a few perks, including being able to pick the drinks and nibbles for social events. But most do it for the opportunity to meet more of their fellow Skiff Mates.

It a small commitment that simply requires them to be at The Skiff for most of the week. They continue to do their own work each day. But they're happy to be interupted a little more than usual. The Skiff doesn't have any full-time staff so captains, supported by other Skiff Mates, keep things running smoothly on a day-to-day basis. They keep an extra eye out for us all and deal with unexpected issues that really need someone in the space to handle them. Find out more about what's involved in being a captain.

You

You

Captaincy:
24 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018

Steve Green

Steve Green

Captaincy:
17 Sep 2018 to 21 Sep 2018
12 Feb 2018 to 16 Feb 2018

Paul Silver

Paul Silver

Captaincy:
10 Sep 2018 to 14 Sep 2018

Dan Young

Dan Young

Captaincy:
3 Sep 2018 to 7 Sep 2018
11 Jun 2018 to 15 Jun 2018
30 Oct 2017 to 3 Nov 2017

Learn more about Dan
Sky Apperley

Sky Apperley

Captaincy:
20 Aug 2018 to 24 Aug 2018

Alice Harman

Alice Harman

Captaincy:
13 Aug 2018 to 17 Aug 2018

Oliver Winks

Oliver Winks

Captaincy:
6 Aug 2018 to 10 Aug 2018

Hazlitt Eastman

Hazlitt Eastman

Captaincy:
30 Jul 2018 to 3 Aug 2018
26 Mar 2018 to 30 Mar 2018
9 Oct 2017 to 13 Oct 2017

Sim Brody

Sim Brody

Captaincy:
23 Jul 2018 to 27 Jul 2018
27 Nov 2017 to 1 Dec 2017

James Nocentini

James Nocentini

Captaincy:
16 Jul 2018 to 20 Jul 2018

Thomas Buck

Thomas Buck

Captaincy:
9 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018

Learn more about Thomas
Elliot Taylor

Elliot Taylor

Captaincy:
2 Jul 2018 to 6 Jul 2018
14 May 2018 to 18 May 2018
26 Feb 2018 to 2 Mar 2018

Cath Lloyd

Cath Lloyd

Captaincy:
18 Jun 2018 to 22 Jun 2018

Learn more about Cath
Carl Jeffrey

Carl Jeffrey

Captaincy:
4 Jun 2018 to 8 Jun 2018
5 Feb 2018 to 9 Feb 2018

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper

Captaincy:
28 May 2018 to 1 Jun 2018
19 Feb 2018 to 23 Feb 2018

James Endersby

James Endersby

Captaincy:
21 May 2018 to 25 May 2018
1 Jan 2018 to 5 Jan 2018

Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards

Captaincy:
7 May 2018 to 11 May 2018
18 Sep 2017 to 22 Sep 2017

Megan Sayers

Megan Sayers

Captaincy:
30 Apr 2018 to 4 May 2018
8 Jan 2018 to 12 Jan 2018

Vanessa Wright

Vanessa Wright

Captaincy:
23 Apr 2018 to 27 Apr 2018

Margaret Ousby

Margaret Ousby

Captaincy:
23 Oct 2017 to 27 Oct 2017
23 Apr 2018 to 27 Apr 2018

Conrad Brunner

Conrad Brunner

Captaincy:
9 Apr 2018 to 13 Apr 2018

Richard Dallaway

Richard Dallaway

Captaincy:
19 Mar 2018 to 23 Mar 2018
25 Sep 2017 to 29 Sep 2017

Lizzie Davey

Lizzie Davey

Captaincy:
12 Mar 2018 to 16 Mar 2018

Learn more about Lizzie
Dave Gurnell

Dave Gurnell

Captaincy:
5 Mar 2018 to 9 Mar 2018
2 Oct 2017 to 6 Oct 2017

Chris Alden

Chris Alden

Captaincy:
29 Jan 2018 to 2 Feb 2018

Erik Erskine

Erik Erskine

Captaincy:
22 Jan 2018 to 26 Jan 2018

Matt Oakes

Matt Oakes

Captaincy:
15 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018

Alice Clarke

Alice Clarke

Captaincy:
18 Dec 2017 to 22 Dec 2017
11 Sep 2017 to 15 Sep 2017

Chris Hollands

Chris Hollands

Captaincy:
11 Dec 2017 to 15 Dec 2017

Stuart Wallace

Stuart Wallace

Captaincy:
20 Nov 2017 to 24 Nov 2017

Caroline Beavon

Caroline Beavon

Captaincy:
13 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017

Learn more about Caroline
Declan Coleman

Declan Coleman

Captaincy:
6 Nov 2017 to 10 Nov 2017

Tom Parslow

Tom Parslow

Captaincy:
16 Oct 2017 to 20 Oct 2017

But they don't do it alone

All Skiff Mates continue to share responsibility for the things you'd expect to do on a typical day. Making coffee, answering the door, showing visitors around are all opportunities to meet people we wouldn't get to see at home. And it's in all of our interests to spot things that are unsafe, insecure, intimidating, broken, untidy or uncomfortable.