Meet our lifeboat station volunteers
Our crews respond at a moment's notice when their pagers go off. They give up their time and comfort to save lives at sea and are regularly called away from their families, their beds and their work, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As well as going out on rescues, crew members also commit to regular training afloat and onshore, and additional specialist training.
Shore crew provide a vital link in the chain, by launching and recovering the lifeboat, and making sure it is ready for the next call.
Most lifeboat crew members are volunteers. Some are also members of the RNLI’s Flood Rescue Team. We have 5,700 crew members from all walks of life, around the UK and Ireland, around 11% of whom are women.