People volunteer for many different reasons but wherever you opt to donate your time and energy, you know you are in the company of like-minded people, all connected by a passion for and dedication to, a chosen cause. Connections that pave the way to improved mental and physical health, a place in your community, a university place, new friends or maybe even a new career.
RLSS UK’s purpose is to enhance communities, so everyone can enjoy being in, on or near water - because every life is worth saving, and when we achieve this - the door opens to a lifetime of fun in the water. The work done by our army of committed volunteers enhances communities by making the UK’s many and varied waterways, accessible, welcoming places that everyone can take pleasure in, regardless of age or ability.
Volunteering with RLSS UK makes a positive impact in helping people enjoy water safely; whether it’s lifeguarding one the major open water swims of the season, or fundraising at a local community event, you and thousands like you, are sharing our skills and expertise far and wide, working collectively towards our vision of nations without drowning.
Like many UK charities, our volunteers are invaluable to us, and vital to the success of our mission.
All our volunteer opportunities are structured to ensure you feel comfortable and re-assured, that any time you can give us makes a difference and positively impacts on our projects, activities and events.
Our range of opportunities all offer an inclusive and supportive environment to embark on your volunteering journey, they are flexible enough to fit around any existing commitments and are your chance to make a positive impact on your doorstep.
We have a range of interesting volunteer opportunities that have the flexibility to fit around your current commitments.
Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions
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Our aim is to make volunteering with RLSS UK a great experience.
Corporate Volunteering is a great way to engage employees in supporting RLSS UK to make a difference in the community.
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