Coastguard Queenstown

Board / Committees - Coastguard Queenstown Dry Support Roles

Organisation Summary:

Coastguard Queenstown is a volunteer organisation dedicated to providing a full time search and rescue unit on Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding waterways.

We are dedicated to giving the Queenstown community fully trained crew permanently on standby to provide assistance in our waters 24 hrs a day 365 days a year. 


In addition to the active crew, volunteers are required on a board level in a variety of roles including administration and fundraising. We are also looking for 'dry' crew to assist with general admin, putting together unit SOP's, social media, health and safety, record keeping, crew management, 'DPA' (designated person ashore) who keeps tabs on the vessels whereabouts when it's out on the water etc. We have training available for some of these tasks like health and safety and DPA. 

Training is currently once a week on a Monday between 6-8pm. But with shore crew there is no set time, it's just when it suits them. Having completed our new building, we now have a great spot people can operate from. 

Time Commitment:

1 year minimum.

Located in Queenstown

Skills Required:

18 yrs+ Volunteers should have an interest in the activities of the Coastguard and strive to enhance the reputation of the organisation within the region. Financial skills, IT, administration and good organisational skills are required for the majority of dry roles.

Skills Gained:

Volunteers gain satisfaction from contributing to an essential organisation and meeting like minded people with a similar commitment. Volunteers can also develop administration and fundraising skills.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Evening
  • Tuesday Evening
  • Wednesday Evening
  • Thursday Evening
  • Friday Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening