The National Coastwatch Institution warmly welcomes and encourages people from all walks of life and gender to volunteer
Training is carried out here at the station, with experienced watchkeepers whilst on watch. An assessment to demonstrate knowledge of all the required competences will take place once you are ready and the trainer is confident that you will become an effective watchkeeper.
The training is designed not only to make volunteers efficient watchkeepers of value to the community but also to increase their general knowledge of maritime matters.
All members of a watchstation are not only expected to carry out regular watchkeeping duties but also to attend station meetings and fund-raising events.
Meetings may be held to conduct training or hold general meetings etc. They also provide members an opportunity to meet together other than when on watch.
As each station is responsible for raising sufficient funds to meet its running costs, fund raising events are vital for the efficient upkeep of the station.
NCI watchkeepers are an important part of the national search and rescue organisation and a vital link in the security of our coastline through contact with HM Coastguard.
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The National Coastwatch Institution is a charity registered to save lives around our coast — No. 1159975