Freshwater Independent Lifeboat - Volunteering

Regular Crew Training Days:
Every Wednesday 7 PM to 9 PM
Every Sunday 9 AM to 12 PM

Volunteer at the Shop

Our FILB Boathouse shop is always in need of volunteers to help out. Do you like working with the general public? Are you happy handling cash and working a till? Then Perry could do with your help in the shop. It is open every day from April until the beginning of November each year and on some Sundays over the winter. The opening hours are 1030-4.30 but each shift is only 2 hours. So if you have time on your hands and would like to help us please contact Perry in the shop on 01983 755090 (leave a message please if he doesn"t answer) or email him at [email protected]

Volunteer as Crew

The crew is drawn from the local area and from all walks of life. Some of us have come from a background on the sea and others from more land based environments. There are 20 people on the crew. Some of us prefer to be involved only with launching and recovering the boats whilst others will also crew the boats at sea under the direction of the coxswain. We currently have 3 coxswains taking the responsibility for directing rescues at sea. In addition some of the crew are also designated crew and helm on the D class. It takes at least 3 people to launch the boat and 4 people to crew her. If you would like to become a crew member email the boathouse on [email protected] Or ring and leave a message on 01983 756522. We will get back to you. How to get involved How you can get involved Crew We provide superb training and equipment for crew members. This provides an excellent opportunity for learning, as well as continuing the life saving tradition. We offer an opportunity to begin one of the most rewarding voluntary jobs. To become a crew member you need to: be over 16 and under 45 years old be physically fit live and/or work within the Freshwater area be a team player who will be accepted by the crew communicate well with others listen and carry out instructions be enthusiastic and reliable for training and fundraising events willing to learn new skills and apply these Interested? Come down on a wednesday or Sunday morning

Volunteer to help for Fundraising

We are always looking for fundraisers and event organisers. Supporters and Volunteers have helped to make the Charity what it is today. Can you help? We always need extra help for our various fundraising activities throughout the year. Could you rattle a bucket to collect coin at a fundraising event, or pack a bag in a Supermarket? Deliver Appeal leaflets for us at various times of year in your local area – even a few roads close to your home would be a great help. Do you have any other talents or skills which could help us if you have a little time to spare? If you are able to help in any way, contact us on. history