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Lifeboat Visits Team Member- Looe

Job Title Lifeboat Visits Team Member- Looe
Contract Type Volunteer
Location Looe, Cornwall
Salary £1 per annum + Unpaid
Job Published 13 Oct 2017
REF LF1453_1507885164
Contact Volunteers
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description

Lifeboat Visits Team Member - Looe Cornwall

Boathouse Guides help us save lives at sea by enabling visitors to see the RNLI boathouse at first hand, showing visitors our boats and launch vehicles. They are also able to provide information on the RNLI and the history of Looe Lifeboats, as well as information about the latest shouts. The provide material with safety advice for those enjoying the sea in the shores around Looe. This raises income and support from the local community, awareness of the RNLI to visitors and enhances the safety of visitors and residents alike.

Location description

Looe, Cornwall

Time commitment

Flexible, but usually 3 - 4 hours per week from April to October.

Volunteer area

South West UK

Would you like to be part of a happy band of volunteers that are helping to save lives at sea without even getting wet? Could you get involved in inspiring young people and adults when they visit the Looe Lifeboat Station by providing information and delivering key messages about the work of the RNLI, the boats and equipment we use, and help visitors stay safe near water?

Volunteering as a Boathouse Guide member of the Lifeboat Visits team and being part of the RNLI's Looe Lifeboat Station means playing an important role within the charity as we aim to save the lives of people of all age groups through our visits programme. A message given today could mean a life saved tomorrow.

In this role you will meet and greet visitors to the Lifeboat Station, presenting our vital water safety messages alongside promoting the work of the RNLI to motivate the next generation of RNLI supporters. You will liaise with the other volunteer team members and the volunteer Lifeboat Visits Officer, and together you will ensure that the visits do not impact negatively on operational procedures at the station.

In this role you will have the opportunity to meet lots of new people and develop your communication and presentation skills. Ideally you will have experience of working with people and possess strong team working skills alongside good communication and a willingness to be proactive in the community. If you possess or would like to develop these qualities we would love to hear from you.

Just as we give all our Lifeboat crews the right training and equipment to carry out their lifesaving work, we provide all of our volunteers with the necessary training and support to carry out their role effectively. RNLI volunteers have access to a range of online learning materials, as well as opportunities for one to one support from fellow volunteers and RNLI specialists.

Please join us in making a difference to the safety of people of all ages.

Interested? Apply online here or find out more by emailing volunteering@looelifeboats.co.uk

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.

Ref: LF1453_1507885164 | Published: 13th Oct 2017

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