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Volunteer Crew Member- Looe

Volunteer Crew Member- Looe

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    Looe, Cornwall

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    £1 per annum + Unpaid

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    about 4 years ago

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Crew Member Inshore Lifeboat - Advert Looe Cornwall

Lifeboat crewmen are our unsung heroes, on call to drop everything, rush to the boat and launch into the water. In the words of one crew member, "The first few minutes are intense, but it's an enormously rewarding thing to do".

Location description

Looe, Cornwall

Time commitment

Will vary depending on the operational need of the lifeboat station. Willingness to volunteer at week-ends and anti-social hours.

Volunteer area

South West UK

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. We provide, on call, a 24 hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service. With our lifeboats, lifeguards, safety messages and flood rescue we are committed to saving more lives.

Since 1866 the lifeboat crews and lifeboats of Looe Lifeboat Station have been saving lives at sea, currently operating an Atlantic 85 and D Class Inshore Lifeboats. The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities and supported by a Shore Crew team.

The RNLI's Lifeboat Station in Looe is now looking for volunteers to join the existing team in the role of Inshore Lifeboat Crew, on call to drop everything, rush to the boat and launch into the water. This role will help us save lives at sea by ensuring that our lifeboats and crew are in a state of permanent readiness on service and during exercises, under the command of a helmsman.

ILB Crew must undertake and maintain Competency Based Training as necessary to fulfil the role of crew member, be on call for lifeboat 'shouts', attend exercises and contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.

This is a good opportunity to join a motivated and enthusiastic local team and have the satisfaction of contributing to saving lives at sea.

If you are a team player with good general fitness and the ability to learn new skills this could be the role for you. No previous maritime experience needed. You must live or work within three miles of the station and be between 17 and 55 years of age.

Interested? Apply online here or find out more by emailing

This is a volunteer opportunity within the RNLI. RNLI volunteers are people who, unpaid and of their own free will, contribute their time, energy and skills to support the purposes of the RNLI. RNLI volunteers may perform a variety of tasks and duties, under direction and guidance, using their skills, knowledge and time to help the RNLI best achieve its objectives.

We respect and honour our volunteers by building trust and understanding. Such a partnership is not intended to be a legally binding contract or to have mutuality of obligation, but instead express a voluntary two-way commitment where everyone gains satisfaction from being part of our organisation.

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using our expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.