Are you ready to drop everything to help someone who might be in danger off the coast?
Are you physically fit and able to get to Newhaven within ten minutes?
If so, our local RNLI station is calling for volunteers to help crew the lifeboat and assist with launch and recovery when called out on service According to Coxswain, Paul Legendre, no previous experience is needed as full training is given to turn ordinary people into lifesavers.
He added that only a handful of new recruits come with any maritime experience and men and women who volunteer come from all backgrounds.
The only criteria is that you need to be local, aged 17-60 and in good health and have suitable availability for the role.
The RNLI do stress that being part of a lifeboat crew is a major commitment, which could include risk of life. Also, the commitment isn't only measured in the time spent on rescues as new equipment and faster boats mean there is a need for regular training as well.
What’s in it for you?
Volunteering with us offers you the opportunity to make a difference in your local community, to save lives and be part of the larger RNLI family.
It can offer you one of the most exciting and fulfilling volunteer roles available.
If you are interested in volunteering for the RNLI at Newhaven Lifeboat Station, call the station on 01273 514143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org o edit.
Janet Kelly - ZoneZine