Volunteers are needed for both onshore and offshore work. Volunteer crew members have to be at least 17 years of age, in good health – including eyesight, and live within a few minutes of their nearest lifeboat station.
It is not necessary to have a marine background but it will help in reducing training time and costs. What is more important is genuine dedication to the profession. You must be fully committed as you may have to respond at a moment’s notice at any time of the day, any day of the year.
The RNLI is constantly looking for people to help with fundraising on a local basis. Oh, if you have the time and the interest to get involved and help raise the £240,000 a day it costs to run the service, then please contact your nearest regional office (address at bottom of page) for more details – we look forward to hearing from you.
All volunteer positions will be filled soley on merit and in compliance with the individual’s ability to help the RNLI achieve its purposes.
The image above is of a photograph taken at the Great Yarmouth racecourse on 14th May 2004 on the occasion of the opening of the Lord Nelson Stand by the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Alan West.
The ladies standing with the First Sea Lord are members of the Ladies’ Guild and volunteers fund raising for the lifeboat station.
Suffolk IP7 5AD
Tel: (01473) 822837