Tuesday, 25 April 2023 00:00

RNLI Sheringham Lifeboat Shop needs you!

Written by  Chris Taylor
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There aren’t many shops where you can literally feel the waves crashing against the beach but you can in the little shop at Sheringham Lifeboat station and they are looking for volunteers.

Opening from the Easter holidays until October half term every year, the shop at RNLI Sheringham station is open 10:30am until 4:30pm and run entirely by volunteers. The role doesn’t require any previous experience with full training given but it’s not just how to work the till – the shop volunteers are often the face of Sheringham RNLI when people wander along the prom so you’ll also be given information about the lifeboat to help answer their questions!

Each volunteer does a 3 hour shift and volunteers can do as many or as few shifts as they like, based in the secure cabin at the lifeboat station with toilet & tea-making facilites on hand.


Wendy Austin, the volunteer shop manager said: ‘Working in the RNLI boathouse for me is a privilege. It’s such a bonus to be able to do something worthwhile, in such close contact with the sea and the shore. I find it wonderful to have three hours where I can sit and read, knit & chat between serving our wonderful customers.

The shop is open in all weathers, some days busier than others but it’s surprising how many visitors you can get on a rainy day. I find it such a restorative place and always feel better after a shift in the shop.’

Anyone interested in volunteering to help out in the shop should contact Wendy on 07841 261852.


Last modified on Tuesday, 25 April 2023 19:19

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