Be an RNLI ambassador

Use your passion for the RNLI to promote our lifesaving work and inspire new supporters.
RNLI ambassador Gerald Beddard volunteers as an RNLI College Tour Guide and a bosun

Photo: Nathan Williams

RNLI College volunteer Gerald Beddard

Do you enjoy working with people, have the gift of the gab and a passion for our lifesaving work? 

Spreading the word about we do is crucial to raising water safety awareness, inspiring new supporters and ultimately saving lives at sea.

As a volunteer presenter, you’ll talk about our lifesaving work at yacht clubs, business groups, rotary clubs and other organisations where you might come across potential supporters. 

You could also be a volunteer tour guide or volunteer tour guide assistant, taking great pride in showing visitors around RNLI College, our purpose-built training facility for RNLI lifeboat crew and lifeguards, and our All-weather Lifeboat Centre where our lifeboats are built and maintained, both in Poole, Dorset.

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 Volunteering Team to check for any other volunteer presenter opportunities in your area or for volunteering opportunities at RNLI College and our All-weather Lifeboat Centre.

What it’s like to be an RNLI ambassador

  • RNLI supporter Jack Lowe

    Be inspired

    Meet our champions
  • 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