Get involved

There are several key areas of operation in the Southport Offshore Rescue Trust. Not only do we need operational crew for the lifeboat and quad bikes, we also need support personnel to be able to help in the launch, recovery and maintenance of the lifeboat and quads*.

*Please note at this time we are not looking to recruit extra operational volunteers. Any applications received will be kept on file until we next recruit.

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To become a crew member you need to:

  • Be over 16 and under 50 years old. (for Lifeboat only, shore based crew can be of any age over 16).

  • Be physically and mentally fit. 

  • Live and/or work within the Southport/Formby area. 

  • Be able to respond to an emergency situation during the working week (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)

  • Be a team player who will fit in with the crew. 

  • Communicate well with others. 

  • Listen and carry out instructions. 

  • Be enthusiastic and reliable for training and fundraising events.

  • Willing to learn and apply new skills.

  • Preferably you will hold a full and current driving license, valid in the UK. 

Interested in fundraising?

We always need extra help for our various fundraising activities throughout the year.

Could you rattle a bucket to collect coins at a fundraising event, or pack a bag in a supermarket? Whatever your talents, we can make use of your help.

Please get in touch for more details.