Ground Crew

Without our dedicated ground crew, we wouldn’t be able to launch the boats, keep our crew safe and be the helping hand to someone needing our services. It’s a crucial role.

As ground crew, volunteers look after all the ‘big kit’ from trailers to tractors, jet skis to lifeboats, and plumbing to launching!

Whenever we open the Boathouse, we need ground crew to be our main point of contact and coordinate launch and recovery actions.

An interest and ability in a workshop environment is useful as ground crew volunteers help with painting, repairing, servicing and clearing all the lifeboat hardware.

Skills

We have active crew from 18 years through to 60 years but can offer training from age 16 years. You need to be reasonably fit and healthy, and live within 4 miles our Boathouse (in case of a ‘shout’ so speed of response is quite crucial in this role).


Details

  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 08/11/2019

End Date: 31/05/2024

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Availability Details

You need to be reasonably fit and healthy, and live within 4 miles our Boathouse (in case of a ‘shout’ so speed of response is quite crucial in this role).


Location

Freshwater Independent Lifeboat
The Boathouse
Freshwater Bay
Isle of Wight
PO40 9RA


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