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Barry Island Shop Volunteer Avril Kitchen stood on the beach holding a collection bucket.

Engagement volunteer resources

RNLI/Nigel Millard

Looking for resources to help you in your engagement volunteer role?

No matter how you engage with people in your volunteering role, we’ve put together all the relevant resources you need for your area – whether you run fantastic fundraising events, welcome visitors into one of our shops, or promote the RNLI’s lifesaving work to the public as a visits volunteer.

A fundraising volunteer standing next to Stormy Stan, the RNLI mascot.

Iolo Penri Jones

Fundraising and events resources

If you’re running an event or activity to raise vital funds for the RNLI, here you’ll find our guides for fantastic fundraising. Read up-to-date guidance on a variety of fundraising topics, and find event resources with everything you need to make it a day to remember.

We’ve also put together some detailed guides to help you plan, promote, and run specific events, such as an Open Garden or a Mayday fundraiser.

A smiling RNLI shop volunteer standing outside an RNLI shop holding three teddy bears.

RNLI/Nigel Millard

Shop resources

We’ve created a hub of all the resources you’ll need in your role as a shop volunteer. If you lead a team at one of our shops, here you’ll find important documents to help you run the shop and bring new volunteers up to speed, including till training resources.

To help you get familiar with our current products, and the ranges to stock in your shop, have a read of our product showcase guides.

An RNLI visits volunteer at a Launch a Memory event, with a crowd of people viewing the Anstruther lifeboat in the background.


Visits resources

Whether you’re hosting school groups to inspire the next generation of lifesavers, giving guided tours at your local lifeboat station or visitor centre, or showing the public around the RNLI College, here are some useful resources to help you organise and run safe, fun, and engaging visits.

Find booking forms, risk assessments, the visits handbook and more here.

If you’re organising a fundraising event, have a look at our event planning resources. Find event planning guidance, templates for timing schedules and budget spreadsheets, risk assessments, and more.