Our rescue crew are all unpaid volunteers with day jobs and families. Behind our volunteers on the water, there is an essential support side – including shore controllers, station administrators, regional representatives, as well as the head office staff that serve the stations.
The NSRI strongly supports the objective of transformation – creating an organisation that seeks to represent a microcosm of what an ideal
South African society should be.
The people within the NSRI, represented by their leadership, embrace the principles of transformation, being diversity, non-racialism,
redress, transparency and fairness, and it is from the collective of Station Commanders that the initiation and evolution of a transformation as strategy is embraced.
Transformation has multiple levels and dimensions within employee, volunteer, service, stakeholder, community and donor groups and
we see the sustainability of our organisation as being dependent on a comprehensive transformation within a South African societal
We recognise that the presence of a diverse range of experiences, perspectives, cultures, religions and languages balance the organisation,
improving understanding, tolerance, communication, reasoning and empathy towards internal and external clients. We recognise past
inequity and seek to ensure inclusivity, participation and contribution by all people and we will strive to be part of a non-racial, nondiscriminatory society.
In 2017 they began a series of training workshops, surveys of personnel and engagement sessions, which will inform a toolbox of practical
interventions (a request at the 2017 Station Commanders Conference) that can be utilised by professional and volunteer leaders as the journey evolves.