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Face-to-face fundraising

​Looking for a Summer job with a difference? One where you can make a difference?

Are you outgoing, energetic, resourceful and approachable?

If so, our Face 2 Face Fundraising Team needs you!

At the RNLI we provide a fun and inviting working environment for our face-to-face fundraisers – the beach!

So if you're 18 or over and you think you could be an advocate for the RNLI, read on …

Register your interest today


As a face 2 face fundraiser, you’ll be the face of the RNLI – our energetic ambassadors to the public.

You will be responsible for representing the RNLI in the public domain by working in a variety of locations.

These range from beaches alongside RNLI lifeguards, to more unusual places and events such as the London Boat Show and even Bestival!

Your primary role will be to engage with members of the public, offering them the chance to become regular supporters of the charity and communicating our key safety messages.

See what our face 2 face fundraisers past and present have to say in our job profiles.

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

Face 2 face fundraisers’ working hours mirror those of our lifeguards so you will work on the beach:

  • from 10am to 6pm

  • at least four days a week

  • for a minimum of eight weeks over the Summer.

Working on a stand you will engage members of the public through advocating the RNLI, sharing beach safety advice and signing up regular supporters.

There is plenty of scope for creativity with this job and how you go about it is part of the fun!

See for yourself in our photo gallery.

Face-to-face fundraisers on a lifeboat Summer 2012

You have the chance to work in one of the following six regions:

You’ll work on the beaches in pairs and be part of a team of up to 18 other face-to-face fundraisers in your area.

Don’t worry if you don’t live in your desired area. Accommodation will be provided for you along with full training and equipment.

Teams generally rotate within their area so you get a chance to work with different people and at different locations and events.

Face-to-face fundraiser with suncream on their face

If you enjoy meeting new people, are up for a challenge, are resourceful, energetic and self-determined then definitely!

We need people like you and the best Summer of your lives could be just around the corner!

Have a look through the rest of these pages and see for yourself.

And if you still have some questions or concerns, read our FAQs.

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

From gaining essential work experience and life skills to having plenty of fun and the time of your life, you’ll get a lot out of being a face 2 face fundraiser for the RNLI.

The list is endless! You’ll get the chance to:

  • improve your self-confidence

  • develop excellent personnel skills

  • work in some stunning geographical areas

  • meet, live and work with some amazing people

  • talk to some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet

  • gain an insight into working for one of the most respected charities in the world

  • raise literally thousands of pounds for an amazing cause

  • educate people and yourself about sea and beach safety

  • add something great to your CV

  • earn a bit of money for yourself over the Summer

  • enjoy the best Summer of your lives

  • and ultimately, help save lives at sea.