We rely on more than tens of thousands dedicated volunteers:
4,600 volunteer crew members
3,000 volunteer shore crew and station management
21,500 volunteer fundraisers
120 voluntary lifeguards
who each contribute their time, energy and skills, without salary and of their own free will, to support the RNLI and to help save lives at sea.
We welcome applications from any member of society, and we have volunteering opportunities that can be tailored to each person, no matter what amount of time you’re able to commit. We offer our volunteers relevant guidance, support and training.
Meet some of our volunteers.