Hoylake Lifeboat Station is on the lookout to recruit more volunteers.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is calling on people between the ages of 17 and 65, who must live or work in Hoylake or Meols.
Those interested in applying do not need any previous maritime experience, but should have a good level of fitness and enjoy being part of a team.
Heather Malkin, RNLI Volunteer Advisor said: “The main focus of our recruitment campaign is to find extra volunteer lifeboat crew members who are available during the day in Hoylake to join our dedicated team.”
She added: “Our crew members take real pride in fulfilling a valuable and vital role within their communities and we’re really looking forward to hearing from like-minded people.”
“New recruits will receive comprehensive ongoing training which will equip them to embrace the rewarding challenge of saving lives at sea. They’ll also attend regular training exercises and learn vital skills to help them contribute towards the essential upkeep of the lifeboat.”
Volunteers have the opportunity to get involved in many different roles such as, fundraising and helping out in the lifeboat station’s shop. These roles are regarded by the RNLI as just as important as the volunteer crew of the lifeboat itself.
“Our shop volunteers gain valuable experience in areas such as customer service, stock display and cash handling. Our fundraisers help to organise the famous Hoylake Lifeboat Open Day as well as fun events raising money within the local community.”
The community in Hoylake have provided volunteer crews for over 200 years, and only by recruiting more volunteers can they continue their tradition of saving lives at sea through generations of local people.
A staggering 95% of all RNLI members are volunteers.
The station in Hoylake is one of the oldest RNLI stations in the UK; it was founded and has been operating since 1803.
The Hoylake lifeboat crew used to consist of fishermen from the local community. However, increasingly fewer volunteers and crew members come from nautical backgrounds today.
If you are interested in volunteering and would like to find out more, you can telephone Hoylake Lifeboat Station: 0151 632 2103 or email: email@example.com