Your RNLI membership will help fund everything our lifesavers need to save lives at sea, including vital training, protective kit, well-equipped lifeboat stations and lifeguard units, the fastest lifeboats and education materials. These things make all the difference when lives are on the line.

Our brave lifeboat volunteers are on call 24/7, striving to save every one. Your RNLI membership is just what they need to help ensure they're always ready to launch to the rescue, right now and in the future.

Choose your RNLI membership

Take a look at the different RNLI membership options below to see their benefits and find the one that suits you. You can choose from single or joint membership and pay monthly or annually. RNLI membership also makes the perfect lifesaving gift for the crew in your life, whatever the occasion!

As a charity, independent from government, we rely on the generosity of our members and supporters to save lives at sea. So, whatever RNLI membership you choose, you can be sure your regular gift to the RNLI will make a lifesaving difference. Not only to the people we rescue and their loved ones, but to our lifesavers and their families too.

Join the RNLI today and together we can move closer to a world where no one suffers the devastating loss of a loved one to drowning.

Portrait of Lowestoft crew member Vanessa Shillings
Become a Shoreline member
From just £3 a month, a membership for those who want to become part of the RNLI family and join our lifesaving community.
Why choose Shoreline?
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Become an Offshore member
From just £7 a month, our membership for people who love to get out on the water and want to give back.
Why choose Offshore?
Toberymory’s Severn class lifeboat powering through waves
Become an RNLI Governor
Passionate about the RNLI? From just £9.50 a month you can join a loyal community and shape what we do.
Why be a Governor?
Paige, Storm Force member
Become a Storm Force Member
For just £14/€12.50 per year you can help your children discover the exciting world of lifeboats and lifeguards.
Why join Storm Force?
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Membership FAQs
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about RNLI membership.
Membership FAQs