Our rescue crew are all unpaid volunteers who are on standby for duty. It is most useful to have new recruits who are familiar with the sea, radio operation, navigation or first aid but, whatever your talent, we can put you to good use.
Our first priority with volunteers is time available to train, and ability to get to the rescue base in an emergency. Training is done after hours in the evening or on weekends. Standby for rescues is a 24/7 commitment, and best suited to people who live 10 minutes from a rescue base.
Volunteering is not glamorous work – there is a lot of training and a lot of cleaning-up involved. It can take anywhere from 6 months to 12 months before you will be ready for a real-life rescue. If you prefer to stay on dry land you could help a rescue base with admin work, maintenance tasks or as the radio controller.
Take some time to find out about your nearest rescue base. Contact them and ask if you can attend their next open meeting or recruitment drive.