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Get involved

Receiving no fixed funding, the service remains operational because of our dedicated volunteers, the generous donations we receive, and fundraising campaigns to raise money to keep the Humber safe. You could get involved too! Here are a few ideas how you can help the Humber Rescue Lifeboat.

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Volunteer with us

Humber Rescue Volunteers come from all walks of life and ages. From office staff to engineers, those who have worked on the sea all their lives and others who have never been on water.


We are always looking for volunteers to join our skilled boat crew, shore crew and to help with fundraising events to keep the service operational. No prior knowledge is required as you will be provided with excellent in-house training.

Visit the Boathouse on one of our two training days to pick up an application:

Sunday Morning (09:00 - 12:00)

Monday Evening (19:00 - 21:00)

Make a Donation

100% of our total income is through donations, we receive no funding from the government and are independent from the RNLI which means every donation is vital to keeping the service afloat.

This would contribute to training, vital equipment such as radios, lifejackets and drysuits but would also help keep our fleet updated with all the latest life-saving technologies. Here are a few ways you can donate:


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You don't have to Volunteer to save lives, running your own fundraising event or receiving sponsors for Humber Rescue makes a life-saving difference!

From swimming across the Humber to a charity skydive or even hosting a quiz night, we'll be with you every step of the way to help you reach your goal.


​Contact us via email or visit the Boathouse to let us know!


You can see some of the current fundraisers on our Facebook Fundraising Page.

The Humber Swim

Organised by long-time supporters, Sarah and Frank Scholes, the Humber Swim is a series of iconic swims of the Humber Estuary which takes place a number of times over the summer, 2023 is the 9th anniversary for the swims taking place.

Humber Rescue provides safety boats at all times over every swim and each swimmer takes part to raise vital funds for Humber Rescue.


The swim can take between 50 minutes and 1.5 hours with lengths ranging from 1.5k and 4k depending on the tides. No swim is ever the same.

You can learn more and get involved by visiting The Humber Swim on Facebook.

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