Coastguard volunteers

Good people have been volunteering their time to save New Zealanders since ships started arriving on our shores.

Coastguard volunteers

Nationally, 2,300 Coastguard volunteers save over 7,000 lives on our seas, lakes and rivers each year. Our volunteers are supported by four regional teams based in Christchurch, Wanganui, Tauranga and Auckland, and a national office located in Auckland.

Volunteering

Coastguard volunteers give over 315,000 hours of their free time every year to make sure you can enjoy our magnificent waterways, secure in the knowledge that should anything go wrong, Coastguard will be there to help. 

Discover what it means to be a Coastguard volunteer - the sense of reward and camaraderie, the mental and physical challenges and the priceless opportunity to save lives on the water.

Find out more about volunteering for Coastguard today!

 

Mayday Appeal

Help train our heroes, so they can go the extra mile to save lives at sea

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Become a Member

Peace of mind every time you hit the water, knowing we’ve got your back.

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Book a Course

Increase your knowledge and confidence by completing a boating course.

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