Sunderland RNLI has launched an appeal for volunteers to help them respond to emergency call outs.
The institution is looking for people who could dedicate their time to volunteer as lifeboat crew where they would be required to respond to call outs and keep up ongoing training.
Known as one of the most worthwhile and rewarding volunteering opportunities around, all of the volunteers working for the charity organisation help to save lives at sea.
A spokesman from the RNLI said: "We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to join our team."
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