Could you volunteer for Happisburgh RNLI and help save lives at sea?

Lifeboats News Release

Happisburgh RNLI has a new opportunity for people to join the team of volunteers as a Deputy Launch Authority (DLA).

The role of a DLA is to authorise the launch of the lifeboat. This volunteer role is ideally suited to someone with local maritime knowledge and good leadership skills. They would also need good general fitness and a willingness to learn new skills.

Full training is provided. The role is highly rewarding and offers volunteers the opportunity to:

· join a motivated and enthusiastic team

· meet new people within the local community

· have the satisfaction of giving back

· develop new skills and experience within the supportive environment of the RNLI

What people will need for the role:

· to be a good team player

· have good interpersonal skills

· have an understanding of safe working practices in a lifeboat station or similar

For more information about this volunteering opportunity, please contact Happisburgh Lifeboat Station on: 01692 583269 and leave your details and one of the team will get back to you. Alternatively please email: [email protected].

RNLI Media contacts

· Happisburgh Lifeboat Station Volunteer Press Officer Philip Smith

Mobile 07766007936 E-mail [email protected]

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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

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