Lifeboat crews come from all walks of life. Today, only one in ten of our new recruits have a professional maritime background.
Imagine for a moment that you're part of the crew on a lifeboat. It's 2.30am on a freezing January morning and the pager's just woken you from a deep sleep in a snug warm bed. You then head out to sea in complete darkness with freezing waves breaking around you. Gale force winds throw the lifeboat around like a toy. A fishing trawler is in difficulties miles out to sea.
And you want to volunteer for this?
New equipment and faster boats means that regular training programmes account for much of your spare time. You may also be asked to help show visitors around the station and with local fundraising.
To join you must:
The RNLI provides first class training and equipment, guidance and support. For you it's an opportunity to achieve, save lives and a chance to be part of our world class rescue service. We can offer you one of the most exciting and fulfilling voluntary jobs available.
REALLY Important: We ask all potential crew to live or work within 10mins of Brighton Marina