Volunteer Zone

The Volunteer Zone is a dedicated area for RNLI volunteers. A go-to place for everything you need to get the most out of your volunteer role.
View from onboard Tenby RNLI’s Tamar class lifeboat, Haydn Miller 16-02

Photo: Michael Topham

View from onboard Tenby RNLI’s Tamar class lifeboat, Haydn Miller 16-02
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Mural and safety messages on the side of Humber Lifeboat Station
Volunteer resources
From facts and stats to policies and extranets, find all kinds of resources useful to your role.
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Visit the Learning Zone
Poole RNLI lifeboat volunteers practise tying knots
Training and learning
Learn the ropes. Access free online courses to help with your volunteering and career.
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Get in touch
Close up portrait of Torbay RNLI Crew Member Michelle Fox
Contact the Volunteering Team
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Our Volunteering Team is here to help.
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Nominate a volunteer
Group shot of Lough Ree crew and station volunteers.
Excellence in Volunteering Awards
Our volunteers are at the heart of the RNLI. Without all our volunteers - crew, lifeguards, fundraisers, education presenters, shop, community safety, museum and others – the RNLI wouldn’t be able to save lives at sea.
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Group shot of Exmouth RNLI volunteers on the beach holding an RNLI flag
Volunteer Commitment
Our Volunteer Commitment outlines the hopes and expectations between the RNLI and our volunteers.
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Cranfield Raft Race with Portaferry lifeboat in the background
Volunteer news
All the latest on volunteering with the RNLI - new campaigns, ideas and your stories.
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Chiswick crewmembers Omar Javed- and Martin Blaker-Rowe. Shot as part of the diversity photoshoot. Omar is an Accountant and Martin is Full Time Crew.
Community and social media
Chat and share ideas with other volunteers and find useful guidelines for your own RNLI social media profiles.
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