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Face-to-face fundraising

Welcome to face-to-face (F2F) fundraising at the RNLI.

We're an in-house team aiming to raise sustainable support for the organisation - and we're looking for outgoing, approachable and energetic people to help us!

If you're 18 or over and looking for a fun Summer job that makes a difference, apply today!

Register your interest


Face-to-face fundraising is all about inspiring people to support our organisation.

You will be the face of the RNLI, representing us in the public domain and engaging with people in a variety of locations. Working in pairs, you'll be responsible for sharing stories of our volunteer crews, lifeguards, flood rescue team and international work.

Your primary role will be to communicate our safety messages and offer people the chance to become regular supporters of the charity. By speaking to as many people as possible, you’ll be securing valuable funds to help us continue saving lives at sea.

What will it look like?

Take a look at the video to see our F2F fundraisers in action. 

What about training?

We invest heavily in our teams by providing fantastic training, support and coaching. And your manager is there to bring out the best in you, ensuring you’re always achieving in your role. We’ve also designed a performance development plan to make sure you're always on the right track. 

Group of face to face fundraisers planning the beach schedule for summer 2012

We’re looking for somebody special to join our team. If these traits sound like you, apply now!

  • hard working - success doesn’t happen without it
  • determined - we want people who strive to succeed
  • approachable - we need people who can talk to everyone
  • performance driven - we want people to aim for success
  • enthusiasm - it’s infectious and we want it in our team!
  • drivers - you don’t have to be able to drive, but we use large hire cars to get our teams to locations. Being a confident driver is therefore a big advantage.


Take a look at some of our previous fundraisers and see how you measure up.

With nine fundraising teams spread across the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland we are bound to have a location that suits you. Each area is different but one thing is guaranteed with them all - the best Summer of your life!

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West Cornwall

Discover the picturesque coastline of west Cornwall, where watersports, spectacular views and adventures await. Can you inspire a new wave of supporters? 

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North Cornwall and north Devon

Explore the 186 miles of scenic coastline across north Cornwall and north Devon, where we've already raised over £3.1 million. Will you be part of our fantastic team?

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​South and east Devon, west Dorset and Somerset

Does relaxing in the rolling countryside and sailing alongside beautiful coastline appeal to you? Take a look at our south and east Devon, west Dorset and Somerset location and discover the best Summer of your life.

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South central

Discover the metropolitan atmosphere and beautiful beaches of the south. We’ve been fundraising here since 2008; will you represent us at some amazing events this year?

Map of east England


Join us in the east, where you can enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside and the excitement of the city.  We’ve been fundraising here since 2014; will you be part of this year’s success story?

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Explore the cosmopolitan culture and fantastic nightlife of the north. Can you help us to raise the funds we need to continue saving lives at sea?

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Find out more about Wales’ unspoilt natural coastline and watersports hotspots. If you think you can help us raise funds, sign up today.

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Northern Ireland

Take a look around Northern Island’s vibrant cities and scenic coastline.  Help us fundraise across the coastline and save lives at sea.

Face-to-face fundraisers


National Events Team

If you’d like the opportunity to explore the UK, work in a varied and dynamic environment and get free entry to exciting events, take a look at our National Events Team.


We fundraise in a variety of locations, from lifeguarded beaches and lifeboat stations to the London Boat Show and the BBC Good Food show!

Face-to-face fundraiser with suncream on their face

Register your interest now!

Recruitment process:

  • Applications will be open in March.
  • Interview Dates will be in April in various locations around the country.
  • Successful candidates will be required to attend (paid):
  • Pre-season fundraising work during the May Half-Term dates and throughout June in your area (2-5 days).
  • Two day Training event in Poole on  11th-12thJune.

  • 9-10 week Summer Campaign in area (end of June – early September).

You will generally work between 10am-5pm on an average of 4 to 5 days a week, including weekends. We're largely weather dependant so you need to be flexible in your working pattern.

Face-to-face fundraising team in front of a lifeboat.

From gaining valuable work experience and life skills, raising funds for our organisation and having the best Summer of your life, you'll be getting plenty out of face-to-face fundraising:

  • earning money over the Summer

  • developing key skills such as confidence, presentation, advocacy and persuasion

  • adding great experience to your CV

  • working for the most forward-thinking and successful F2F fundraising team in the country

  • raising thousands of pounds for the RNLI

  • working on the beach and at events instead of being stuck inside

  • a chance to explore different parts of the country

  • working with incredible people

  • potential for advancement

  • accommodation is provided in most areas

  • having the best Summer of your life

  • and ultimately, helping to save lives at sea.