Be a youth education volunteer

Make a difference to the safety of young people and inspire future RNLI supporters.
RNLI youth education volunteer talking to schoolchildren about water safety, ably assisted by Stormy Stan

Photo: Cordelia Noble

RNLI youth education volunteer assisted by Stormy Stan

Volunteering as part of the RNLI’s Youth Education Team is an important role within the charity as we aim to save the lives of young people through our fantastic education programme. A message given today could be a life saved tomorrow. 

As a volunteer youth education presenter, you’ll focus specifically on the next generation of RNLI supporters, presenting at schools and youth groups, igniting young people's interest in our charity and giving advice on how to stay safe on, in or near the water.

You could also be a heritage education volunteer, working closely with one of our six museums to bring our stories of courage and innovation alive.

In both roles you’ll get to meet lots of new people and develop your skills in talking to young people. And we’ll provide you with all the necessary training and support to carry out your role effectively. 

If you have any questions about volunteering for the RNLI, visit our FAQs page.


If you can’t find a relevant role, please contact our Youth Education Team to see if there are any other youth education volunteering opportunities in your area. 

What it’s like to be a youth education volunteer

  • RNLI Youth Education Presenter Walter Lee

    Be inspired

    Meet our youth education vounteers
  • Aerial view of a busy beach

    What you'll need to know

    Our safety advice
  • Skegness lifeboat volunteers training in rough seas in their D class inshore lifeboat, Peterborough Beer Festival lV D-739

    The difference you will make

    How your support helps