Support us

As a charity, we rely on the kindness and generosity of people like you to power our lifesaving. And right now, we need your support more than ever.

It's our belief that even one life lost at sea is too many. Our brave volunteers don't launch into cold, rough seas to save just a few. They're on a mission to save every one.

When our crews are racing from rescue to rescue, they rely even more on their lifesaving kit and world-class training – the things that kind people like you help provide. Donate to our appeal and help our lifesavers get there in time.

Save lives at sea your way 

See below for ideas on how to save lives at sea your way. Whether you volunteer, give money, shop with us or raise funds or awareness, you can be sure that you will be helping to keep our lifesavers prepped and ready for the next rescue.

How you helped last year

112 lives saved by lifeguards

8,868 lifeboat launches in 2021

Where your money goes
ALB kit hanging in the station at Dunmore East
Give money
From one-off donations to leaving a gift in your Will, there’s a way for you to help save lives at sea. 
Give money
One RNL Lifeguard and two RNLI crew members standing on rocks by the sea
Become a member
Through RNLI membership you can help save lives at sea and keep updated with our lifesaving work.
Join the RNLI
RNLI volunteers
Raise money
We’ve got fundraising ideas to inspire you, help and advice to support you and our own events you can join in. 
Get started
RNLI St Ives Station and Volunteers
Volunteer

Volunteer for the RNLI and you'll be part of a lifesaving tradition that hasn't changed since 1824.

Be extraordinary
RNLI teddy bears on display at RNLI College shop in Poole
Give as you shop
Save lives as you shop online. Find out where and how.
Where to shop
A male lifeboat crew member is stood on the beach, wearing crew kit and smiling
How your support helps
Our lifesaving is powered by you. Being independent from Government, we rely entirely on your support to fund our lifesaving service.
See the difference you make
Two RNLI lifeguards crouching down to a young Haven guest on the beach facing the sea with their backs to the camera
Become a corporate partner
Our experienced team can work with you to tailor a partnership suitable for your company’s needs.
Find out more
Two RNLI face to face fundraisers on a beach
Become a face-to-face fundraiser
Help us raise money, inspire support and spread safety messages across the coast this Summer. 
Join us
RNLI College at night
Visit RNLI College
Experience the home of RNLI training where every visit helps save lives at sea.
Come visit us
Aldeburgh RNLI’s Mersey class lifeboat, Freddie Cooper 12-34, in rough seas
Send us your photos
If you have a great photo or video of the RNLI in action, we’d love to see it.
Find out more

The crew need your help this Christmas

You can help RNLI volunteer lifesavers as they face cold winter missions. Will you donate today and help bring them home safely?