Volunteers for Stonehaven RNLI

By StoneyLisa / January 19, 2020

12 January 2020

Volunteers Wanted-Volunteer Shore Crew and Tractor Drivers

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Stonehaven is home to James Hunter, a B class Lifeboat, which is ideally suited to the challenging conditions found along our stretch of coastline. We are looking to recruit new volunteers in the role of volunteer shore crew and tractor drivers with specific availability that would allow them to commit to regular Sunday morning and Thursday evening training sessions and respond to service calls as and when needed.

We are looking for interested parties to help the community in providing essential lifesaving work to prevent the loss of life at sea. The station has an excellent opportunity for members of the local community to become part of the team, learn new skills that will enhance your CV and gain the satisfaction of playing your part in the community in which we serve.

All of the crew members are volunteers, and many will say that it’s a way of life and will testify that you get out what you put in! Given the nature of life-boating the pager can go off at any time of the day or night therefore, there is often an element of unsociable hours. Being a shore crew member means you’re available to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week and committing to an extensive RNLI training program which will turn you into a shore crew member is all part of the deal!

Volunteer Shore Crew and Tractor Driver
The roles of Shore Crew and Tractor Driver are to undertake and maintain Competency Based Training as necessary, to be on call for lifeboat ‘shouts’, to attend exercises and to contribute to the overall upkeep of the station, lifeboats and equipment.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals that;

  • live or work within 10 minutes’ drive of Stonehaven RNLI lifeboat station,
  • Have capacity and availability commit to training,
  • Personal circumstances or a compassionate employer that would allow you to respond to service calls and attend training.
  • Have a driving license and access to a vehicle,
  • Are aged between 17 and 65 years of age.
  • Can work well as part of a team.
  • A good level of general fitness
  • Previous maritime experience is NOT essential

If you feel that you can make a contribution to the team and would like to gain the satisfaction of playing your part in the local community, we would love to hear from you.

Applicants will be subject to a selection process with successful applicants being subject to a one year probation period in order to assess an individuals ability become a competent crewmember and display the necessary behaviors and commitment associated with working as part of a team.

To find out more, email: Stonehaven@rnli.org.uk or apply via www.rnli.org/volroles

RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Lorraine Clark, 07878760633 , RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Gemma McDonald, Regional Media Manager (Scotland), 07826 900639 or gemma_mcdonald@rnli.org.uk

Martin Macnamara, Regional Media Officer (Scotland), 07920 365929 or martin_macnamara@rnli.org.uk

RNLI online
For more information on the RNLI please visit rnli.org. News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI News Centre rnli.org/news-and-media.

Key facts about the RNLI
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 over 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 142,200 lives.