Volunteer as a coastguard

3. Who can apply

All of the following must apply:

  • you’re aged 18 or over
  • you have a full driving licence
  • you live or work within 30 minutes of the rescue station

Your local station may have further requirements, eg you may need to live closer to the station.

Fitness

You need to be reasonably fit and generally in good health.

You must take a health and fitness test, and meet eyesight and hearing requirements.