(3pm close during winter months for deep cleaning)
Coastwatch Scotland Irvine is a voluntary coastal monitoring and safety organisation who strive to be the “eyes and ears along the coast” of Irvine Bay in Ayrshire. Our role is to keep visual watch and monitor marine VHF Channel 16 to ensure the safety of beach goers and seafarers in and around the Ayrshire coast. Day to day operations include beach and harbour patrols to ensure people are safe and there are no hazards. Volunteers provide first aid cover for the harbour area all year round to assist people in need until the emergency services arrive. We work closely with other emergency services to help the community and promote the messages of water safety.
Brilliant No prior experience is necessary to be a Volunteer with Coastwatch. Members have very different backgrounds and levels of knowledge. Instruction is available in any area of Coastwatch's remit, be it watchkeeper or shopkeeper, or you may simply just want to volunteer to help. If you are an electrician, plumber, roofer, painter or mechanic you can help us too. If you have promotional or artistic skills, are a web designer, or a accountant - we would love to hear from you as well.