Lifeboat Crew Member

We are looking for lifeboat crew to provide coverage from Easter to September at Lepe county park in Exbury. 

Solent Rescue is made up totally by volunteers from all walks of life and ages. We are always looking out for both shore and boat crew throughout the season. We are operational at weekends from Easter through to September, bank holidays and 24hrs during the festival of Cowes week.

​Our boat crew are trained in safety at sea, power boat handling, first aid and all activities required to keep a lifeboat operational and lookout manned, however, don't worry, prior knowledge of seamanship is not essential as excellent training is offered. From the day you join the crew, you will be able to help in the operation of the boat & shore operations.

​We are always looking for volunteers to join us, either as one of our skilled boat crew, shore crew or why not join us as fundraiser... 

​If you are interested in joining, come down to our lookout at Lepe Beach at the weekends (Easter-September, Bank Holidays or Cowes Week) or use the contact form below to get in touch.


None needed as full training is given.

In order to become a volunteer crew member for our boat,  you must be at least 17 years of age, medically fit and with excellent eyesight. A VHF radio Licence is useful but not essential. We have individuals from all walks of life, from office workers to company directors so don't hesitate to get in touch. Please remember however, that although being a member of the team is extremely rewarding, it can impact some of your social and free time, so it is always recommended that you discuss your application with family first.


  • Accessibility
    As this will involve operating a lifeboat you would need to be physically fit
  • Age restrictions
    over 18's only
  • DBS check required
    DBS check is requried for this post
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Training provided
    all relevent training is provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 28/02/2019

End Date: 28/02/2021

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No Yes Yes
Afternoon No No No No No Yes Yes
Evening No Yes No No No Yes Yes

Availability Details

We are operational weekends but training on a Tuesday night


Lepe country park
So45 1ad

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