Quick ways to volunteer

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. 

We appreciate our supporters lead busy lives and can't always offer a regular commitment.  So here are some ways you can get involved and volunteer when it’s most convenient for you.  In return, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to our lifesaving work. 

What can you do?

RNLI Local Ambassador

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

Sand signage 

Do you live near the coast? If so, you could be involved in producing innovative water safety sand signage. More about sand signage 

Share your views 

Sign up to join our Supporter View research panel and tell us your views on the work we’re doing. How to share your views.

Share your story 

Have you ever been rescued by the RNLI? Your experience could help prevent a tragedy by inspiring others to stay safe at sea or on the beach. Learn how your story can save lives

Donate items to the heritage archive 

Preserving our long and fascinating history ensures our story can be hold for years to come. Learn more about how to donate items

Share our messages

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

Street, store and event collections 

Help raise money for the RNLI by volunteering to collect at an organised street collection, such as for Mayday, the RNLI’s biggest annual fundraising campaign.  

Event volunteer 

Volunteering at our events is a fun and easy way to help save lives at sea.  Be on hand to help the event run smoothly. 


Join the RNLI events crew at a running event near you - cheer on runners who are raising money to save lives at sea. 

Digital website tester 

Can you help test our digital  products to make sure they are intuitive, engaging and easy to use? Use your current skills and help make a difference by giving feedback on the RNLI website. 

Can't find what you are looking for? Set up an opportunity alert and will email you when we advertise a vacancy that matches your preferences.