Volunteer Zone

The Volunteer Zone is a dedicated area for RNLI volunteers. Discover resources, useful information and news to help you get the most out of your volunteer role.

Portishead Helm, Andy Weston, is standing on a beach on a sunny day, holding a wooden board made up of the words of the RNLI values.
Resources, guides and policies
Find useful resources, policies, presentations, and tips to help you share safety messages and raise funds.
Find resources, guides and policies
A Mersey class all-weather lifeboat is heading out to sea on a calm, sunny day. Two crew members are standing in the centre of the deck, facing the horizon.
Volunteer news
The latest RNLI news for all volunteers.
Read our latest news stories
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Learning, wellbeing and benefits
Find information, support and development opportunities to help you grow in your role as an RNLI volunteer.
View the benefits of becoming a volunteer
A group of RNLI volunteers standing alongside their lifeboat on a beach on a sunny day. They are holding up cards spelling the word ‘thank you’.
Recognition and awards
Our volunteers are at the heart of the RNLI. Without all our volunteers – crew, lifeguards, fundraisers, water safety volunteers, shop, museum and others – the RNLI wouldn’t be able to save lives at sea.
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Find my nearest
Search our map to find out what's going on in your area. 
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A portrait of a young female RNLI staff member wearing a Respect The Water t-shirt and RNLI jacket. She is facing the camera and smiling while standing in front of a beach on a sunny day.
Get in touch
Can't find what you are looking for? Get in touch with the right team to help you.
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Group shot of volunteers including crew members, shore workers, fundraisers, families and children in front of Anstruther Lifeboat Station with Mersey class lifeboat Kingdom of Fife 12-17 on the slipway.
RNLI Volunteer Facebook Group
A place for RNLI volunteers to chat, ask questions and share ideas.
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Volunteer survey
Read the results and what’s happening based on your feedback.
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