Could you volunteer?
Have you got what it takes to volunteer at our lifeboat station? There are many valuable roles available. By no means are these all sea going crew. Over 95% of our staff are volunteers. Full time staff are only employed where it is necssary to have them. Most ALB (all weather lifeboat) stations have full time mechanics and the larger ones (including Scarborough) have a full time coxswain. This by far the most economical way to ensure our lifeboat station is always at peak readiness for callouts.
Apply to join our volunteer boat crews
Although there are some age and health requirements there is no need to have sea going experience. If you fit our criteria of being between 17-65 year old and medically fit you can apply for our prime volunteer role. Full training is given. Go to the RNLI national site for further details or simply contact us at Scarborough Lifeboat Station.
Serve in our volunteer shore crew
Don't want to go to sea but still want to help? Why not apply to be part of our shore crew. They are responsible for the safe launch and recovery of our boats whether on exercise or emergency callout. Go to the RNLI national site for further details or simply contact us at Scarborough Lifeboat Station.
Become a volunteer fundraiser
The RNLI depends on legacies and donations from you the public. Could you spare a few hours or more to help raise funds? Maybe your school or youth group is looking for a charity to focus efforts on. fundraising page to see details of our local efforts and rnli.org to see how you can donate online
Become a volunteer shop assistant
Could you spare a few hours a week serving in our shop? No experience necessary but you will need to have an outgoing personality in a busy enviroment.
Join our visitor experience team
Good at explaining things to people of all ages? Then this role might be ideal for you. Our visits centre has interactive displays and is disabled friendly. No experience necessary full training will be given.
Become a volunteer RNLI ambassador
Could you represent the RNLI and talk about our work at yacht clubs, business groups, rotary clubs and other organisations where you might come across potential supporters. Training will be given and there are a wide range of visual and audio support materials available. Go rnli.org site to see further details
‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ’ Winston Churchill
Fantastic day at Bridlington Swimsafe we have had 114 children through the programme Plenty of spaces available, if your child is aged 7-14years and can swim 25 metres. Its free and its fun
Paul Atkinson for the photo
Four volunteer crew pass out
Four members of Scarborough RNLI crew have passed out after completing their respective training programmes: Wave Crookes as a Shannon all-weather lifeboat coxswain, Matt Jones as an inshore lifeboat helm and Tabz Nixon and Frank Wright as Shannon launch-and-recovery system drivers. left to right, Wave Crookes, Matt Jones, Tabz Nixon and Frank Wright.
Volunteers swim safe work recognised
RNLI volunteers and staff have been recognised for their contribution to making the charity's Swim Safe programme in 2018 the most successful to date.
Simon Loveland (pictured), a volunteer at Scarborough lifeboat station, won the award for volunteer of the year for his contribution at Scarborough and Bridlington, helping beat their targets for 2018.
Love Your Lifeboat
Scarborough Lifeboat Station's Events Team would like to invite you to their first event of 2019.
On Saturday, 16th February, starting at 10am and having the theme of St Valentine's Day, this event is "Love Your Lifeboat"
VIP tours of the lifeboats and station will be available, subject to operational requirements.
There will be hot and cold drinks available as well as games for the children.