Coastguard Queenstown is a volunteer organisation dedicated to providing a full time search and rescue unit on Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding waterways. They are dedicated to giving the Queenstown community fully trained crew permanently on standby to provide assistance in our waters 24 hrs a day 365 days a year.
In addition to the active crew, volunteers are required on a board level in a variety of roles including administration and fundraising. They are also looking for 'dry' crew to assist with general admin, putting together unit SOP's, social media, health and safety, record keeping, crew management, 'DPA' (designated person ashore) who keeps tabs on the vessels whereabouts when it's out on the water etc. They have training available for some of these tasks like health and safety and DPA.
Volunteers gain satisfaction from contributing to an essential organisation and meeting like minded people with a similar commitment. Volunteers can also develop administration and fundraising skills.
18 yrs+ Volunteers should have an interest in the activities of the Coastguard and strive to enhance the reputation of the organisation within the region. Financial skills, IT, administration and good organisational skills are required for the majority of dry roles.
Training is currently once a week on a Monday between 6-8pm. But with shore crew there is no set time, it's just when it suits them. Having completed our new building, we now have a great spot people can operate from. 1 year minimum.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.