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RNLI Torbay   

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A Call for Volunteers

  Torbay RNLI lifeboat station is looking for volunteer Coastal & Sea Safety Advisers to join the Torbay lifeboat station team. The charity firmly believes prevention is better than cure and a growing number of people are being trained to help boat users avoid unnecessary incidents. Last year 395 lifeboat launches* in the south west** resulted from machinery failure or a lack of basic sea safety knowledge.


John Turner, Lifeboat Coastal & Sea Safety Officer for the Torbay Lifeboat station, says it’s a rewarding role for someone with the right skills:

‘We’re looking for outgoing people in the Torquay and Brixham area with boating experience who are willing to give us, on average, a couple of hours each week advising those who go afloat about safety on the water. Sea Safety volunteers not only give confidential one-to-one advice to owners but also often to their crew too. We need somebody who has a broad experience of boating, from sports and motor boating, dinghy and cruising sailing, sea angling to diving and surfing. In fact we’re talking about anybody who enjoys going on the water and wants to pass on their experience to help keep others safe at sea.’

Volunteers have access to a wide range of resources and will be joining one of the south west’s most active sea safety teams. They will undergo RNLI training to ensure they are giving the best advice in a friendly and professional manner. But John says above all, its great fun:

‘Our Sea Safety volunteers find the role to be really enjoyable and incredibly rewarding. So if you enjoy going afloat on the water, what can be better than talking about the different aspects of boating with like-minded people, seeing how others cater for their safety and giving advice that might well save somebody’s life.’

Anyone wishing to find out more about the volunteer role should contact:

John Turner on 07866 689315

or via email - Click here to respond. 

Thank you for your interest

Torbay Lifeboat Sea Safety Team


p.s. If you are interested in volunteering time to support the RNLI in other ways than above please make contact via the 'Home Page' contact information.



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