The men and women of the Helensburgh Lifeboat crew are all volunteers.
They willingly give up their free time to attend regular training sessions, and to be available at any time of day and night, 365 days a year, to help others.
In their own way, they are Helensburgh Heroes.
Very few of our crew are marine professionals, but what they share is a commitment and an enthusiasm to be part of a service that has been saving lives at sea for nearly 200 years.
They may be ‘amateurs’, but the training they receive is second to none - just ask any of the hundreds of people who have been rescued from the sometimes hostile waters of the Firth of Clyde by the crews of the Helensburgh Lifeboat since the station was established in 1965.
The minimum age to join an RNLI inshore lifeboat crew is 17 and the maximum joining age is 51. The stepping down age for inshore lifeboat crew members is 55.
Is it worth it? - definitely.
At present Helensburgh Lifeboat has a full crew list, but if you think you might be interested in joining when a vacancy occurs, and can meet all the criteria, come along and meet the Lifeboat Operations Manager and the crew on a Sunday morning (11:00 - 12:00 hrs).