Team Recruitment is now open

We are currently recruiting for new members to join our team at Skerries Coast Guard.

Our recruitment window will remain open until 22nd March 2024. If you are interested in learning more about joining our team as a volunteer Search & Rescue responder, please email us at

Profile of those who may be interested in joining our team as a Coast Guard Search & Rescue Responder:

  • Aged over 18 years?
  • Living or working locally in Skerries?
  • Full Class B (car) driving licence?
  • Enjoy working in a team?
  • Keen to learn new skills?
  • Enjoy being active & outdoors?

Our team at Skerries Coast Guard is comprised of highly dedicated and committed local Search & Rescue volunteers who give their free time to helping those in difficulty along our coast. Our team forms part of a network of over 45 other Coast Guard stations around the Irish coast. Our primary purpose is to respond to Search & Rescue mission taskings from the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Operations Centre.

During these Search & Rescue missions our volunteers will often work alongside and support a number of other resources:

  • Coast Guard resources (for example the Coast Guard’s S92 Sikorsky helicopters, other Coast Guard Search & Rescue teams),
  • Other Emergency Services (Gardai, Fire Brigade, Ambulance),
  • Declared resources (Navy, Air Corps, RNLI, Civil Defence, etc).

Our team is also proactively  involved in water safety promotion and prevention strategies in the local area.

Skerries Coast Guard search and rescue team