Become a volunteer
Volunteer for the RNLI and you’ll be part of a lifesaving tradition that hasn’t changed since 1824.
Volunteers are the heart of the RNLI and make up 95% of our people. They are ordinary people who do extraordinary things and without them we couldn’t save lives at sea.
And it’s not all about volunteering on our lifeboats or at our stations; there are so many other ways you can give a little (or a lot) of your time to support the RNLI and make a lifesaving difference.
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things
5,600 volunteer lifeboat crew
3,500 volunteer shore crew
180 volunteer lifeguards
Around 23,000 volunteer community fundraisers
Thousands more dedicated volunteers who give their time to save lives at sea