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Coastguard rolls out online form for volunteers nationally

11 Nov 2023

After successful trials throughout the UK, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) has launched its online HM Coastguard volunteer enrolment form nationally.

Applying to enrol as a volunteer with HM Coastguard is becoming quicker and easier.

After successful trials throughout the UK, a new online volunteer enrolment form has been launched nationally by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

With a tap or click of a mouse, applicants can access the form online to complete at home or on the go and submit on any internet-enabled device, including smartphones.

Coastguard rescue officers (CROs) undertake lifesaving search and rescue activities all around the UK coastline in diverse environments including mud, cliffs and water.

As members of coastguard rescue teams, they work closely with the other emergency services and volunteer organisations. As a volunteer role, attendance as a CRO is quite flexible. Full training and kit are provided.

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