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

About us 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 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

Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway Flexible with seasonal requirements Team Engagement Responsible to Shop Manager Closing Date 30-06-2024 Reference V17063 Shop Volunteer - Role Description.pdf (PDF, 248.44kb) About us 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. Today we operate 160 RNLI shops and this number is growing, based inland and on the coast across the UK and Ireland, attracting almost 1 million visitors every year selling an excellent range of unique and competitively priced products ranging from jam to clothing, and key rings to model boats, all to raise vital funds for our volunteer crew members and lifeguards. 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 shop volunteer you could be the person that engages them to support us now, and in the future. 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 Delivering the 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. Operating the till (including end of day cashing up) and card machine. Championing the RNLI, it’s key messages, One Crew ethos and building its reputation in the local area. Find out more about becoming a shop volunteer What you need for this role Enthusiasm. Good communication skills and personable manner. Ability to contribute as part of a team. Confident handling money. Comfortable volunteering in a customer service environment. 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. Safeguarding The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment or exploitation. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process). Diversity at the RNLI Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One. Equal opportunities The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea without prejudice. We aspire to be an organisation where our people are valued no matter who they are. We aim to be truly inclusive, benefit from diversity and appreciate everyone for their individual contribution. What next? Apply for this role Hear back from the volunteer manager Have an informal chat If successful, supply references (if applicable) Agree start date Induction (and training if applicable)

Troon, South Ayrshire Flexible with seasonal requirements Team Engagement Responsible to Branch Chair Closing Date 30-06-2024 Reference V17064 Event Assistant Role Description.pdf (PDF, 161.01kb) About us We’re searching for people who would like to help us to raise money to help save more lives at sea. We are looking for volunteers with a friendly and welcoming nature to help out at events across the year in Torbay where we will be supporting a range of activities, collections, and other fundraising activities. 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 Assisting in the delivery of events and activities within the community Championing the RNLI and helping to drive our One Crew ethos Suggesting new ideas for fundraising activities Involvement in planning meetings Liaising with other RNLI volunteers Find out more about becoming a fundraising and events volunteer What do you need for this role? Enthusiasm Good interpersonal and communication skills IT Skills Enjoy being part of a team Planning, organisation and administration skills 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 Safeguarding The RNLI is committed to safeguarding; ensuring the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk. We expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment and have a zero tolerance approach to proven incidents of bullying, abuse, harassment or exploitation. The suitability of all prospective employees and volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. This will include relevant criminal record checks being carried out dependent on the eligibility of the role. (England & Wales; DBS check, Scotland; Disclosure Scotland PVG, Northern Ireland; Access NI, Republic of Ireland; Garda Vetting; International, International Child Protection Certificate process). Diversity at the RNLI Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards Our Vision: To save Every One. Equal opportunities The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea without prejudice. We aspire to be an organisation where our people are valued no matter who they are. We aim to be truly inclusive, benefit from diversity and appreciate everyone for their individual contribution. What next? Apply for this role Hear back from the volunteer manager Have an informal chat If successful, supply references (if applicable) Agree start date Induction (and training if applicable)

The RNLI’s Lifeboat Station in Campbeltown is looking for a volunteer to join the existing team in the role of Launch Authority. Established in 1861, Campbeltown Lifeboat Station is strategically placed to cover the notorious Mull of Kintyre and the North Channel. The crews have been awarded 11 medals for gallantry. The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities and supported by a Shore Crew team. All boat and shore crew follow the RNLI’s national Competency Based Training Scheme and respond to pagers when there is a request to launch the lifeboats. The wider team includes volunteer fundraisers, shop volunteers and water safety volunteers. The impact you will make This role will help us save lives at sea by carrying out the day to day management of the lifeboat station to ensure a permanent state of readiness for service. What you will be doing • Authorise launch of the lifeboats. • Provide leadership in the absence of the Lifeboat Operations Manager or as delegated • Ensure that all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboats and all associated equipment in a constant state of readiness for launching on service. Find out more about becoming a lifeboat station volunteer What you need for this role • Team player • Good communicator • Leadership skills • Local maritime knowledge • IT literate (desirable) • Live or work within 15 minutes of the station and be between 18 and 70 years of age • Knowledge of the RNLI (desirable) 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