Get on board and volunteer with Berwick-upon-Tweed RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has an exciting opportunity for people to join their lifeboat team at Berwick-upon-Tweed.

RNLI/Hazel Bettison

Recruitment for Berwick upon Tweed RNLI

The charity is looking for extra volunteers to join the station, especially within the following roles:

Lifeboat Crew, Shore Crew and Launching Authority.

The above volunteer roles would be suited to team players who have:

  • Good communication skills

  • General fitness

  • Ability to learn new skills

  • Live or work within 10 minutes of the station

Ben Mitchell, RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager, explained: ‘We have exciting opportunities for people to join our team at Berwick Upon Tweed RNLI. These volunteer roles would involve undertaking and maintaining Competency Based Training as necessary, being on call to crew or launch our lifeboats, attending training exercises and contributing to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.

‘The RNLI provides comprehensive training to turn ordinary people into lifesavers and by volunteering, people will gain some fantastic experience, knowledge and skills with the RNLI in Berwick Upon Tweed.

‘Around 95 percent of RNLI people are volunteers and find the experience an extremely rewarding one. It’s a great way to make new friends while helping to save lives at sea.’

For more information and to apply for the volunteer roles, please visit:

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For more information, please contact Hazel Bettison, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer:

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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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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