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?

Share our Respect the Water messages, images and videos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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?

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 a questionnaire once a month and they 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 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?

Recycle your old printer cartridges and help the RNLI raise crucial funds.

When?

At a time that suits you – just post off your old cartridges!

Where?

Go to The Recycling Factory website to order your free recycling postage labels.

Why?

You’ll help us raise vital funds to maintain our lifesaving service and raise awareness of our mission to reduce drowning by 50% by 2024.

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

Questions?

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

How can I help?

Have you ever visited the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum in Cromer or the RNLI Grace Darling in Bamburgh?

If so you can help us by posting a TripAdvisor review promoting these museums.

When?

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

Where?

Online, from your phone, tablet or other device;

Henry Blogg Musuem, Cromer

Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh

Why?

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.

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

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, a photograph 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.