Swanage RNLI

Volunteer Today

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Saving lives off the Dorset coast from Swanage since 1875.

If you are interested in joining the lifeboat crew you need to contact your local station.

In order to become a volunteer crew member you must be at least 17 years of age, medically fit with excellent eyesight and normally live within 3 to 4 minutes of your nearest lifeboat station. Crews members don’t have to have a maritime background although clearly if you do it is an advantage and will reduce both the length and the costs of your training. We have individuals from all walks of life on our crews, from office workers to company directors! Most importantly, you will need to be 110% committed to being able to respond at a moment’s notice, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Crews are regularly called away from their families, their beds and their work, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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