Want to be an RNLI Volunteer?

Thursday 4 February 2016

Author: Adam Holmes

Get on board with the RNLI in Skegness

Volunteers from Skegness lifeboat station are looking for new crew members and fundraisers to be part of their life saving team and are inviting you to one of two recruitment open days on Saturday 27 February and Wednesday 2 March.


The RNLI at Skegness is calling for people from all walks of life to help crew the lifeboats and assist with launch and recovery when they go on service. Richard Watson, Skegness RNLI 2nd Coxswain, is keen to stress that you donít need to have sea-going experience to get involved with the RNLI.


He explained: ĎOnly 10 per cent of the RNLIís new recruits come with professional maritime experience. Our lifeboat men and women come from all backgrounds.


ĎWe are looking for anyone aged 17 years and over who is living or working within 10 minutes of the lifeboat station. You need to be willing to volunteer some of your free time to join, which is what I believe to be one of the most exhilarating and rewarding voluntary services that is out there.í


The RNLI provides fantastic training to turn ordinary people into lifesavers and by volunteering; people will gain great experience, knowledge and skills.


For those who donít want to get involved on the lifeboats, there are other support and fundraising opportunities with the RNLI in Skegness, including assisting with events, helping with publicity and selling souvenirs in the shop.


If you are interested in volunteering for the RNLI, you are invited to call in to the lifeboat station at Skegness on Saturday 27 February anytime between 11am and 2pm or on Wednesday 2 March anytime between 6pm and 8pm.


Come and have a brew with the crew, a chat about what they do, have a tour of the lifeboat station and find out how you can help.

Notes to editors

Skegness RNLI lifeboat station is located at:

Tower Esplanade, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 3HH

RNLI media contacts

  • Ollie Arthur, Volunteering Adviser, Tel: 07881 762582
  • Adam Holmes, Lifeboat Press Officer, Tel: 07966 282294

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