Family Support Volunteer - Lerwick

Family Support Volunteer - Lerwick

Volunteer area
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Volunteer location
Lerwick, Shetland
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
60.1532402038574, -1.1405930519104
Time commitment
Entirely flexible
Responsible to
Regional Family Support Volunteer
Safeguarding level
1: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
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The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. We provide, on call, a 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety messages and flood rescue we are committed to saving more lives. 

At the forefront of our lifesaving activity are nearly 8000 operational lifeboat station volunteers who give up thousands of hours every year to save lives at sea, complete training, maintain lifeboats and equipment and much more.  Our operational lifeboat station volunteers all carry pagers and are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Their commitment to the RNLI and to their local community has a significant impact on their families who have to adapt to the highs and lows of living with an RNLI pager. 

The RNLI Families Programme provides support to the families of operational lifeboat station volunteers and in this important role you will support the families at Lerwick lifeboat station.  You will make sure all families feel welcome and included and will ensure that they are kept informed about the support that is available to them.  You will also gather ideas and feedback and share it with the wider Families Programme team. 

You will have a unique opportunity to use your excellent interpersonal skills when you meet RNLI volunteers, staff and their families.  To carry out this role confidently you will need good communication skills and the ability to develop relationships with volunteers and their families. Knowledge of RNLI lifeboat stations would also be beneficial. 

You will receive training to ensure you are fully equipped to carry out the role and the Regional Family Support Volunteer will also be on-hand to offer guidance when required. 

This is a great volunteer opportunity for someone who is looking to utilise their current skills or gain new experience.  If it sounds like something you would like to be involved in, and you feel you have the qualities or potential to be successful, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please apply online or for further information contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email