Volunteers bring positive or added value to the work of the Society. We could not operate without the public spirited generosity of thousands of individuals of all ages assisting us with our aim of saving lives and reducing drowning.
We are committed to encouraging the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the Society and within all our programmes and activities.
Finally, our intentions are, not only to support our volunteers to develop as workers but one of supporting personal development. To this end, we recognise – in line with the Universal Declaration on Volunteering - that people may, through volunteering, grow as persons, acquire new skills and knowledge and develop their personal potential, self reliance and creativity, enabling people to take an active role in problem solving
Definition of a Volunteer
Royal Life Saving Society UK defines volunteering as doing something, without pay as a matter of choice, for the benefit of individuals or society.