Could you be a lifesaver? RNLI Kessock seeks new recruits to join the crew!

Lifeboats News Release

Your local charity lifesaver team at RNLI Kessock is calling for new volunteers to help them to save lives at sea.

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Volunteer crew at Kessock Lifeboat Station

If you are looking for a new challenge and a way to contribute to your community in 2021 then this could be just what you are looking for.

A number of volunteer roles are currently open and suitable for people of all backgrounds, skills and availability including Boat Crew, Shore Crew, Admin Officer and Tractor Driver. There is also an opportunity for a Lifeboat Operations Manager which would be suitable for someone with maritime experience.

Stuart Gudgeon, Area Lifesaving Manager for the RNLI said: ‘Volunteering with the RNLI gives people the opportunity to make a real difference in their local community, to save lives and become part of the larger RNLI family. We can’t keep people safe without the support of our wonderful volunteers, who truly make a difference every day no matter which role they are fulfilling.”

He continues, “If you live or work within a reasonable distance of Kessock Lifeboat Station, and you have an interest in joining our crew then we would love to hear from you. We’re looking for enthusiastic people with a range of skills – anyone interested in finding out more can apply online or contact the station via Facebook.

The existing crew comprises the full range of society from all walks of life, including those with a lifetime of RNLI experience and trainees at various stages. Their professions range from fishing to dentistry, plumbing to teaching and farming to the pharmaceutical industry. The crew report that the benefits of joining the lifeboat station at Kessock are a sense of fulfilment by being part of a lifesaving organisation and working closely with the emergency services, great friendships and learning new skills which are beneficial to daily life.

The available positions at Kessock are essential roles contributing to a world class lifesaving service.You could become a valuable and valued member of the crew. There are shore based positions and roles requiring time afloat on the water. No experience is necessary and first class training and equipment, guidance and support is provided.

For more information contact Stuart Gudgeon on Stuart_gudgeon@rnli.org.uk or apply via www.rnli.org/volroles.

RNLI/Yvette Kershaw

RNLI crew at Kessock (pre 2020)

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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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