Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Charity registered in Scotland SC037736

We are the RNLI: the charity that saves lives at sea. Since 1824, our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved more than 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of our organisation - ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supported by expert staff, all working together to help communities at home and abroad save lives.


Current opportunities

The RNLI has a network of local fundraising teams organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea. Each team is supported by a Community Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the team members themselves. The impact you will make You will enable volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to save lives at sea by carrying out and supporting vital fundraising activity in your local community. What you will be doing Taking part in and supporting fundraising events and activities throughout the year Attending meetings and collaborating with other volunteers Suggesting, promoting and implementing ideas to raise funds Developing an understanding of the work of the RNLI and being a positive ambassador and advocate Encouraging and welcoming new members and supporters into the RNLI, driving our One Crew ethos What you need for this role Enthusiasm Good interpersonal and team working skills Confident handling cash A flexible approach to taking on different tasks Open to change and willing to contribute and try out new ideas What’s in it for you Join an inclusive and diverse organisation Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV Gain the satisfaction of giving back Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed Please apply online or if you have a question please contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on volunteering@rnli.org.uk.

The RNLI has a network of local fundraising teams organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea. Each team is supported by a Community Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the team members themselves. The impact you will make You will enable volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to save lives at sea by carrying out and supporting vital fundraising activity in your local community. What you will be doing Taking part in and supporting fundraising events and activities throughout the year Attending meetings and collaborating with other volunteers Suggesting, promoting and implementing ideas to raise funds Developing an understanding of the work of the RNLI and being a positive ambassador and advocate Encouraging and welcoming new members and supporters into the RNLI, driving our One Crew ethos What you need for this role Enthusiasm Good interpersonal and team working skills Confident handling cash A flexible approach to taking on different tasks Open to change and willing to contribute and try out new ideas What’s in it for you Join an inclusive and diverse organisation Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV Gain the satisfaction of giving back Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed Please apply online or if you have a question please contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on volunteering@rnli.org.uk.

The RNLI has a network of local fundraising teams organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea. Each team is supported by a Community Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the team members themselves. The impact you will make You will enable volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to save lives at sea by carrying out and supporting vital fundraising activity in your local community. What you will be doing Taking part in and supporting fundraising events and activities throughout the year Attending meetings and collaborating with other volunteers Suggesting, promoting and implementing ideas to raise funds Developing an understanding of the work of the RNLI and being a positive ambassador and advocate Encouraging and welcoming new members and supporters into the RNLI, driving our One Crew ethos What you need for this role Enthusiasm Good interpersonal and team working skills Confident handling cash A flexible approach to taking on different tasks Open to change and willing to contribute and try out new ideas What’s in it for you Join an inclusive and diverse organisation Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV Gain the satisfaction of giving back Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed Please apply online or if you have a question please contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on volunteering@rnli.org.uk.

The RNLI shops started life as simple cake stalls, run by volunteers and their supporters to raise money for the local Lifeboats and stations. These stalls started selling commemorative RNLI products in around 1920 and quickly moved on to selling souvenirs and Christmas cards. The first shop to be run as part of an actual station opened in 1990. For many people, buying something from an RNLI shop will be the first time that they come into contact with our Charity, and as a Volunteer Shop Manager / Co-ordinator you could be the person that engages them and the other shop volunteers to support us now, and in the future. Your welcoming, organised and efficient nature will ensure that our shops are a friendly and attractive place to shop, fully representing the RNLI values. The impact you will make You will help save lives at sea by generating vital funds as well as promoting the work of the RNLI to customers and raising awareness of key safety messages. What you will be doing Leading and coordinating a team of retail volunteers to maximise opening times and deliver turnover to support the lifesaving work of the RNLI. Recruiting, building and inspiring a volunteer team to run the shop by providing motivational inductions, ongoing training and support in line with RNLI retail best practice and volunteer management guidance, supported by your Community Manager. Empowering the volunteer team to deliver smooth day-to-day running of the shop, maintaining a safe environment and alerting line management to any issues. Offering a great shopping experience, creating a friendly and welcoming environment. Ensuring all shop volunteers Champion the RNLI, it’s key messages, One Crew ethos and building its reputation in the local area. What you need for this role Enthusiasm. Good communication skills and personable manner. Ability to contribute as part of a team. Organisational skills. Customer service related skills or experience. What’s in it for you Join an inclusive and diverse organisation Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV Gain the satisfaction of giving back Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed Please apply online or if you have a question please contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on volunteering@rnli.org.uk.