Join Us

Apply to be a Coastguard volunteer

Keen to get involved? We are always looking to expand our unit, even if you don’t want to join the wet crew we have many shore-based roles.

Join a group of like-minded people working together to Save Lives at Sea.

To register for the next induction day Click Here or find out more contact our Crew Manager at

To make it easier download our Volunteer Application Form (PDF) and email it through or bring it along after contacting Jamie.

Once you have come along for the day to see if Coastguard is right for you we will require you to complete a Police Vetting form, from there we will allocate you to a team while you are approved by the board.

We meet every Tuesday 19:00 – 21:00 at our Base in Lyttelton and our summer teams are on a roster where you will be on every other weekend alternating Sat/Sun, our winter roster is usually only every third Sunday. Please ensure you get in touch before coming down.