Craster RNLI is looking to recruit extra volunteers

Lifeboats News Release

The charity has a variety of fulfilling roles available including volunteer crew members, deputy launching authorities, and fundraisers.

RNLI/Matty Bolam

New recruits will receive comprehensive ongoing training which will equip them to embrace the rewarding challenge of saving lives at sea. They’ll also attend regular training exercises and learn vital skills to help them contribute towards the essential upkeep of the lifeboat.

Applicants don’t need any previous maritime experience but should have a good level of fitness and enjoy being part of a team.

RNLI crew members take real pride in fulfilling a valuable and vital role and the team at Craster is really looking forward to hearing from like-minded people.

Full training is given for all the roles and it’s a great way to meet new friends and enhance CVs while helping to support the local community.

For more information about the individual opportunities, please email: or apply online at:

Notes to editors

*RNLI inshore lifeboat crew must live or work within approximately five miles of the lifeboat station and be between the ages of 17 (parental Consent Required) and 55.

RNLI Media contacts

For more information, please contact RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Matty Bolam on: 07736 314401.

RNLI/Matty Bolam

RNLI/Matty Bolam

RNLI/Matty Bolam

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

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