How you can volunteer

There are lots of ways to volunteer at the RNLI, from lifeboat crews to press officers, fundraisers to shop volunteers.

Any time you can spare will make a lifesaving difference. And if a regular commitment is too much, there are plenty of other ways to get involved.

Take a look at the different volunteering roles at the RNLI and find the one that’s right for you.

Volunteering roles

Be a lifeboat station volunteer
From the shore to the lifeboat, there are a variety of volunteer roles at our lifeboat stations.
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Be a lifeguard volunteer
Use your skills as a qualified lifeguard or support our lifeguards on the beach.
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Be a community safety volunteer
Help prevent drowning tragedies through education and water safety advice. 
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Be a youth education volunteer
Make a difference to the safety of young people and inspire future RNLI supporters.
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Be a fundraising volunteer
Rally support, raise vital funds and smile, smile, smile as part of a local fundraising group!
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Be a heritage volunteer
Fuel your passion for history and help keep our stories of courage and innovation alive.
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Be a shop volunteer
Provide a friendly, welcoming service selling RNLI souvenirs and gifts. 
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Be a visitor experience volunteer
Welcome people to our lifeboat stations and give inspiring guided tours.
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Be an RNLI ambassador
Use your passion for the RNLI to promote our work and inspire new supporters.
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Be an office support volunteer
Use your skills and talent behind the scenes to support our lifesaving service.
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Be an occasional volunteer
Street collector. Event marshal. Cheerer. See what you can do with just a few hours to spare.
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Be a volunteer trustee
Appointed once a year, the RNLI’s trustees set the charity’s strategic direction.
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Quick ways to support us
Fancy volunteering but don’t have the time to commit to a role? We’ve got some quick, easy ways to support our lifesaving service. 
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