Volunteer at Cromer


Volunteering at NCI Cromer - Become a Watchkeeper - Helping to protect our coastline


NCI Cromer is currently seeking volunteers to train as watchkeepers. Maritime experience is not required as training will be provided, while attending watches with our watchkeeper trainers. The training will cover all the knowledge you will need to help you pass your assessment as a certified watchkeeper.

What are the requirements of a watchkeeper? You should be between the ages of 18-80, have good eyesight and be prepared to keep at least two watches a month and attend on-going training sessions. We will welcome you into our friendly team. 

Should you wish to become a volunteer watchkeeper at the Cromer lookout, please contact the Station Manager 







Currently 57 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.

Contact Details

0300 111 1202
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0845 460 1202
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17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB