RNLI Wells seeks volunteers for the new lifeboat station shop and visitor area

Lifeboats News Release

Wells-next-the-Sea is a small seaside community with a long history of supporting the work of the RNLI lifeboats. There is now a need for more volunteers to work alongside the team in the new lifeboat station which will be opening soon.


Promoting the RNLI volunteers

Wells Lifeboat Station is holding a recruitment afternoon on Saturday 26 March starting at 3pm at Wells Sailing Club, East Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1LE. Anyone who might like to consider volunteering is welcome to come along to find out more before committing.

The new volunteer roles include Shop Manager/Coordinator, Lifeboat Visits Officer, Shop Volunteers and Lifeboat Visit Team Members. There will be a presentation explaining the different roles and what it is like to be an RNLI volunteer at Wells. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and to meet some of the team.

If you are considering attending the recruitment afternoon on 26 March, please can you email [email protected] to express your interest. If you are unable to attend, you will find more information and details of how to apply at www.wellslifeboat.org/events.htm Even if you can only commit to four hours a week of your time, RNLI Wells will be delighted to hear from you.

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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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