VOLUNTEER WITH US
THE REFUGEE RESCUE LAND TEAM ARE ON CALL 24 HOURS A DAY
Our Search and Rescue boat and crew on the water are supported by a small but dedicated team of volunteers on land. As a member of the onshore response, you will be a part of our spotting operations, keeping watch for vessels in distress approaching the treacherous coastline on the island's North Shore, as well as supporting with the distribution of emergency humanitarian provisions at the camp.
We take what we do seriously and it is important you do too. Volunteers are required to commit a minimum of two-weeks to Refugee Rescue, in order to make your stay with us is worthwhile. Both for you, as well as for us.
It is also important that here on the North Shore, there are a lot of factors that are beyond our control, and things can be very unpredictable: at points you might be extremely busy and get very little sleep for days in a row, while there might be other times when you find yourself at a loose end. Patience, positivity and flexibility are therefore some of the qualities we really value in our volunteers.
Due to the nature of the work, you need to be 18 or older to join our team. If you are below the minimum age requirement, there are still things you can do to support Refugee Rescue. Check out some other ways to get involved.