Volunteer Shore Crew

Volunteer Shore Crew

Volunteer area
North and East
Volunteer role type images
Volunteer location
Seahouses, Northumberland
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
55.5828857421875, -1.65403199195861
Time commitment
Variable with weekly requirements
Lifesaving Operations
Responsible to
Lifeboat Operations Manager
Safeguarding level
2: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required and online safeguarding training module required to be completed upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
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The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Seahouses is looking for volunteers to join the existing team in the role of Shore Crew. 

Established in 1827, Seahouses Lifeboat Station runs both a state-of-the-art Shannon Class all-weather lifeboat, which arrived on station in December 2020,  and a D-Class inshore lifeboat. The crews have been presented with four awards for gallantry in the station’s history. The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities and supported by a Shore Crew team. 

All boat and shore crew follow the RNLI’s national Competency Based Training Scheme and respond to pagers when there is a request to launch the lifeboats. The wider team includes volunteer fundraisers, shop volunteers and water safety volunteers. 

The impact you will make 

This role will help us save lives at sea by assisting with the safe launch and recovery of the lifeboat on service and exercise. 

What you will be doing 

  • Assist with the launch and recovery of the lifeboat(s) on service and exercise
  • Maintain competence under the Competency Framework for the role
  • Contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment 

Find out more about becoming a lifeboat station volunteer 

What you need for this role 

  • Team player
  • Good communicator
  • General fitness
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Live or work within 4 miles of the station and be between 17 and 65 years of age

What’s in it for you 

  • Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
  • Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
  • Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
  • Gain the satisfaction of giving back
  • Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed

Please apply online or for further information contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on volunteering@rnli.org.uk