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Maxwell Callister, fundraising volunteer, with some of the tools of the trade

Meet our fundraising volunteers

Maxwell Callister, fundraising volunteer Photo: Photo: Nathan Williams

To operate a professional 24-hour search and rescue service at 238 lifeboat stations - and do all the other work we do – we must raise almost £180 million every year.

Thousands of community fundraising volunteers – at RNLI branches, guilds and other fundraising groups, and in RNLI shops and visitor centres – raise much-needed funds. People who can’t make a regular commitment help out when they can, or raise money by taking part in sponsored events.

Fundraising Volunteer Cian Mathews standing by a bay wearing his fundraising volunteer crew polo shirt
Volunteer Fundraising RNLI Branch Chair Cian Mathews
‘Fundraising roles come in so many different shapes and sizes, that there’s something for everybody’
Meet Cian
Fundraising Volunteer Nicola
Volunteer Fundraising RNLI Branch Secretary Nicola Barker-Harrison
‘I do what I can to keep my community safe by fitting volunteering around a busy day job – you can’t put a price on that’
Meet Nicola
Fundraising Volunteer Chris Copeland with lifeboats in the background wearing his fundraising volunteer crew polo shirt
Volunteer Fundraising Branch Chair Chris Copeland
‘I get tremendous satisfaction from knowing that the funds we raise are helping to save lives at sea’
Meet Chris