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. 

From joining our research panel to sharing vital messages on social media, these are quick ways to help.

How can I help?

Do you have a business near the beach? If so, you could help save lives by promoting some of our key water safety messages. 

When?

Whenever suits you. We’ll ask you to download and display our Beach Safety Campaign Poster. In the downloadable pack we will detail what to do if you see someone in trouble and include our key water safety messages. This is so you can informally deliver safety messaging to customers and members of the public when the opportunity arises.  

Where?

This could be as simple as a poster in the window of your business premises, an informal conversation, or sharing via your social media channels. Safety messages delivered locally are exceptionally powerful, together we truly believe that we can save lives. 

Why?

We need your help more than ever this summer to deliver our safety messages; lifeguards can’t be everywhere. Over half the people that get into trouble in the water didn’t expect to get wet. As a local business or organisation, you can help be the eyes and ears and champion those messages in local communities. Together we can save lives. 

Questions?

Please contact Water_Safety@rnli.org.uk 
 

 

How can I help?

We want to hear your opinions. Sign up to join our Supporter View research panel, complete our online questionnaires and tell us your views on the work we’re doing. 

When?

Whenever suits you. We’ll ask you to take part in questionnaires and other research activities, which usually take around 10 minutes to complete.

Where?

Supporter View is online, so you can take part wherever you are. The questionnaires will work on your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Why?

With 92% of our total income coming from generous donations and legacies, we depend on our dedicated volunteers and supporters to save lives at sea. By understanding what our donors, volunteers and supporters think, you’re helping us make better decisions about our fundraising and the services that we provide.

How can I help?

Share our beach safety messages with your friends, family and social media network.

When?

Whenever suits you – it only takes a few seconds, and you could save a life.

Where?

Online, from your phone, tablet or other device.

Why?

You’ll help us reach out to audiences who may not be familiar with the RNLI, raise awareness of our water safety messages and, ultimately, help reduce drowning in the UK and Ireland. 

Plus, you’ll get the satisfaction of helping save lives at sea and getting involved with a cause you believe in.

How can I help?

Share your story; have you ever been rescued by an RNLI lifeboat crew or lifeguard? If so, please tell us your story.

When?

At a time that suits you – just a few minutes at a time!

Where?

Online, from your phone, tablet or other device via this link

Why?

Your experience could help prevent a tragedy by inspiring others to stay safe at sea or on the beach.

You’ll help us reach out to audiences who may not be familiar with the RNLI, and raise awareness of our mission to reduce drowning by 50% by 2024

Questions?

Get in touch with us at volunteering@rnli.org.uk.

How can I help?

Donating items to our Heritage Archive.

When?

At your convenience.

Where?

If you would like to donate an item, please provide a description of the object or item and your contact details via our online form. Alternatively please write to: RNLI Heritage Team, RNLI, West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HZ.

Why?

Preserving our long and fascinating history ensures our story can be told for years to come, inspiring future generations of supporters and lifesavers.

We welcome offers of donations and are always looking to build upon and increase our knowledge and diversity of objects relating to the RNLI. We cannot accept all heritage donations that are offered to us – our collections policy helps us decide which items we accept into our archive and collections.

Questions?

Contact volunteering@rnli.org.uk.

Will you stand with us?

Our brave volunteer crews are still on call, 24/7, despite the global pandemic. We urgently need you to stand with us in these uncertain times so they can continue to be there for you, your loved ones and everyone who needs them.