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RNLI Lifeguard Hugo is smiling at the camera and is stood in front of the sea on Llangrannog Beach, Wales

Be a lifeguard volunteer

RNLI/Nathan Williams

Use your skills as a qualified lifeguard or support our lifeguards on the beach.

Most RNLI lifeguards are paid by the relevant local authority to maintain seasonal patrols on our busiest beaches but we also have volunteer lifeguards.

Some are newly qualified lifeguards gaining experience, while others just enjoy helping out in their spare time.

What lifeguard volunteer roles can you do? 

Volunteer lifeguard

Be part of the daily lifeguard operational team on the beach. If you hold a lifeguarding qualification and can meet the RNLI fitness standards, then this could be the role for you.

Volunteer lifeguard assistant

Provide support for our lifeguarding service and give beach safety advice on the beach and at public events. 

Volunteer lifeguard support

Help the lifeguards with land-based duties, such as lookout, radio communications and casualty care. A lifeguarding qualification is required.