Volunteer with Marine Rescue Bunbury
Marine Rescue Bunbury is always looking for volunteers, either operational at sea or on land at our base.
The following list covers requirements for becoming a volunteer for sea going rescue operations and support duties such as radio operators:
- Minimum age is 18 years.
- Persons under 18 will be accepted, but may not participate in actual rescues and must be under supervision at all times.
- Training is Sundays 9am to 12 noon and Thursdays 7pm to 9pm. On some Sundays, training will be full days.
- Members are expected to attend scheduled training at least once a month, with a 33% minimum attendance to remain on the active crew roster.
- Active crew members will be required to respond to emergency call outs
- You will be required to participate in formal training sessions with written and practical assessment of learning.
- You will be required to have a long term commitment to the group as training of active members can take 12 to 18 months.
Medical and Physical Requirements
- You must be medically fit to be a crew member.
- To be a skipper, you must meet satisfactory eyesight, eg vision and colour blindness.
- Must be able to swim
- Be able to obtain a Police Clearance.
- And qualify for membership with DFES.
We expect you to
- Work in a team under direction to achieve a common goal.
- Interpret and implement written and verbal commands.
- Communicating effectively with other team members.
- Be able to travel on the water, in all conditions, without getting seasick.
- Be prepared to administer first aid to the public.
- A rescue operation may require you to retrieve deceased bodies.
Drug & Alcohol Policy
- There is a no tolerance drug policy within Marine Rescue.
- Members who have a blood alcohol concentration in excess of 0.05mg/L are not permitted to participate in any training or rescue activity.
- Volunteers commence on three months probation.
- Committee have final say on your membership.
- Currently $25 per annum (may change at AGM)