Get on board and volunteer with Seahouses RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) in Seahouses is looking for extra volunteers to join their lifeboat team.


Seahouses RNLI's Shannon at sea

The charity is seeking additional volunteer crew for the all-weather and inshore lifeboats. There is also an opportunity for people to join the team as Shore Crew and assist in launching the lifeboats.

Potential new recruits don’t need to have sea-going experience to get involved. Team players with enthusiasm and the ability to learn new skills would be ideally suited to the roles.

As these roles are operational, volunteers would need to live or work within four miles of the lifeboat station.

Ben Mitchell, RNLI Area Lifesaving Manager, explained: ‘Only 10 percent of our new recruits come with professional maritime experience, our current lifeboat crew is testament to this as we have a solicitor, a doctor, a fisherman, two retired teachers and several shop and bank staff/managers.

‘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 Seahouses.’

To apply, please visit: or, for more information please call Stephen on: 07799 091300.

RNLI picture captions

  1. Seahouses Shannon class lifeboat at Sea. Credit: RNLI.
  2. Seahouses Shannon being prepared for launch. Credit: RNLI/Ian Clayton.

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For more information, please contact Clare Hopps, RNLI Regional Media Officer (North East and East) on: 07824 518641 or, email:

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses RNLI's Shannon preparing to launch

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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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