Be a volunteer trustee
The RNLI’s trustees set the charity’s strategic direction and give valuable guidance and support.
They are all volunteers and bring a wide range of knowledge, experience and expertise to the RNLI.
Volunteering for the long haul
RNLI trustees commit to a 3-year term, but some trustees can serve up to 9 consecutive years before being required to step down for at least 3 years.
Trustees are appointed from within and by the RNLI Council at the Annual Meeting of the Council each July. However other people with the right skills and experience may also be considered.
The RNLI Council provides a wealth of experience and expertise to support the running of the charity. Council members advise and assist our decision-making body, the RNLI Trustee Board, and act as important ambassadors for our lifesaving cause.
We recruit annually for new RNLI Council members. Applications are next open from 25 Sept until 22 Oct 2017 - you can apply on our recruitment site.
1) Firstly, learn more about what’s required of an RNLI Trustee.
2) If you think you have the potential to be an RNLI trustee or RNLI Council member after learning more about the role, we’d love to hear from you. Have a look at our current vacancies or register your interest with our Volunteering Team.