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Happisburgh RNLI is looking for extra volunteers to join the team

Lifeboats News Release

The charity is seeking volunteers to fill the role of tractor driver and volunteers to help run the gift shop.

Happisbugh Agri tractor with D-Class Lifeboat.

RNLI/Philip Smith

Happisburgh Agri tractor with D-Class Lifeboat.

The key elements of the roles are as follows:

Volunteer Tractor Driver: The RNLI needs this role to help save lives at sea by maintaining and cleaning the tractor as well a driving the tractor to launch and recover the lifeboat. You will be given full training to carry out this role, you would take charge of the launch vehicle and rig during launch and recovery of the lifeboat under the direction of head launcher and helm of the lifeboat working as a team to keep every one safe.

At Happisburgh there are two types of tractor, an Agri for the D Class and a MB-4H Bendy for the Atlantic.

Commitment will vary depending on operational needs. The successful candidate will need to be available 24/7. From this role you will become a member of a motivated and enthusiastic shore team, meet new people within your community and have the satisfaction of giving back.

Shop Volunteer: This involves manning the shop throughout the year. You will need to work as part of the shop team and be responsible to the shop manager. Full training will be provided. A rota operates so you will know when you are needed; you can give as little or as much time to this role as you would like.

If anyone is interested in ether of these roles, please contact Happisburgh Lifeboat Station on: 01692 583269 or email: [email protected], and leave a message and one of the team will get back to you, or visit the shop (open daily) or the station; training is on Tuesday evening and Sunday mornings.

RNLI Media contacts

Happisburgh Lifeboat Station Volunteer Press Officer, Philip Smith - mobile: 07766007936, email: [email protected]

Happisburgh MB-4H Bendy and Rig

RNLI/Philip Smith

Happisburgh MB-4H Bendy and Rig
inside Happisburgh Lifeboat shop

RNLI/Philip Smith

inside Happisburgh Lifeboat shop

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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