Thinking of joining us?

If you know where you’d like to keep watch, navigate to that station’s page on the website and complete the Expression of Interest form; this will be sent direct to your preferred station.
Otherwise Click here, select the “Join us” category on our Contact Form, and we’ll pass your enquiry to your local station team.

No previous experience necessary

All members of National Coastwatch are expected to carry out regular watches, attend station meetings* and help out at fundraising events**.

All training given

Training is carried out by experienced watchkeepers both in the lookout station and in classroom settings. An assessment is carried out when you’re ready, to check that all necessary competencies have been learned.

Learn at your own pace

The training is designed not only to make you an efficient watchkeeper of value to the community, but also to increase your general knowledge of maritime matters.

* General meetings are held to conduct training or discuss station matters. They also provide members an opportunity to socialise other than on watch.
**As each station is responsible for raising sufficient funds to meet its running costs, fundraising events are an important part of a Watchkeeper’s duties.