The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is a provider of water safety and rescue services, at a wide range of open water events. RLSS UK Event Safety is committed to providing high quality, effective water safety and rescue services, that make the best use of our army of fully-qualified volunteers.

Our best practice means keeping costs to a minimum. In turn, this means we can invest in equipment and training to support our Volunteer Lifeguard Units, throughout the year.

There will be a huge range of exciting volunteering opportunities throughout 2022. Below is a selection of the events and festivals that we are looking for lifeguards to support at: 

Henley Royal Regatta  28 June - 3 July 
ALSO Festival  8 - 10 July 
NUH Dragon Boats  9 & 10 July 
BDA Race Day  17 July 
Secret Garden Party 21 - 24 July 
Wilderness Festival  4 - 7 August 
Riverside Festival, Nottingham 5 - 7 August 
Lost Village Festival  26 - 27 August 
Greenfingers Dragon Boats Charity Event  4 September 
BDA Nationals 
17 and 18 September
Nottingham Autumn Head 
16 October

To ensure effective and efficient operations we need a mix of volunteers to:

  1. Provide safety cover: lifeguards, kayakers, powerboat helms, first aiders
  2. Provide welfare support: cater for the crew, look after kit and general team welfare support

At times you will be based on the land, at other times on the water but, you will never be asked to perform a task you are not trained to do. Wherever possible, we will coordinate training to support your ongoing development.

Each event is different, but if you are signed up to join the team, you will be given detailed instructions explaining the role and support you can expect (travel and subsistence etc.).

To help us find the best events for you, please complete the form below that applies to you.

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