Scarborough RNLI seeking new recruits for its volunteer lifeboat team

Scarborough RNLI is looking for extra people to join its volunteer lifeboat team.

By Duncan Atkins
Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 9:19 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 9:22 am

Potential new recruits don’t need to have sea-going experience.

Team players with the ability to learn new skills would be ideally suited.

Potential recruits must live or work within five miles of the station and be aged 17-65.

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Scarborough RNLI’s Shannon lifeboat. Photo credit: RNLI.

Andy Volans, lifeboat operations manager, said: "Only 10% of our new recruits come with professional maritime experience.

"Our current lifeboat crew is testament to this as we have a paramedic, a school caretaker, electronics engineers, factory workers, an intensive-care nurse and so on.

"The RNLI provides comprehensive training to turn ordinary people into lifesavers.

"By volunteering, people gain fantastic experience, knowledge and skills with the RNLI in Scarborough.

"Around 95% of RNLI people are volunteers and find the experience extremely rewarding.

"It’s a great way to make new friends while helping to save lives at sea.

"Although we’re recruiting for the roles, owing to Covid-19 restrictions, the lifeboat station remains closed to members of the public / visits etc."

To apply, ring 07123 360520.

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