Meet our volunteers

RNLI volunteers come from all walks of life and save lives at sea in all kinds of ways.
A group shot of Anstruther RNLI volunteers with their supporting families and community

Photo: RNLI / Nigel Millard

Anstruther RNLI volunteers with their supporting families and community

Meet some of our volunteers here and discover what inspired them to become an RNLI volunteer, what they get out of volunteering for the RNLI and the difference they each make to saving lives at sea.

Everyone is a team, across the whole of the UK and Ireland. A huge part of that is because everyone's a volunteer. No one questions why they do it. People just do it.
Meet our lifeboat station volunteers
Wexford RNLI Lifeboat Helm Lorraine Galvin
Lifeboat station volunteers
Our trained station volunteers are at the centre of RNLI lifesaving around our coasts.
Meet our lifeboat station volunteers
Meet our lifeguards
RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Jo Thompson
Lifeguard volunteers
RNLI lifeguards save lives on the beach and in the community.
Meet our lifeguards
Meet our fundraising volunteers
Troon RNLI Fundraising Volunteer Jean Shields
Fundraising volunteers
Our community fundraising volunteers raise vital funds for our lifesaving work.
Meet our fundraising volunteers
Meet our safety and education volunteers
RNLI Youth Education Presenter Walter Lee
Community safety and youth education volunteers
Volunteers dedicated to raising water safety awareness in communities and at schools.
Meet our safety and education volunteers
Meet our heritage volunteers
RNLI Museum Volunteer Gwyn Jackson
Heritage volunteers
Our heritage volunteers keep our stories of courage and innovation alive.
Meet our heritage volunteers
Meet our champions
RNLI College Volunteer Tour Guide Gerald Beddard
RNLI ambassadors
People who help to make our voice heard and attract new supporters.
Meet our champions
meet our trustees
Eddie Donaldson, Deputy Chairman and Treasurer
Trustees
Our trustees set the charity’s strategic direction and give valuable guidance and support.
meet our trustees