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 including sporting competitions and festivals.

The Event Safety team is committed to providing high-quality, effective water safety and rescue services, that make the best use of our army of fully qualified volunteers.

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

  • Provide safety cover: lifeguards, kayakers, powerboat helms, first aiders
  • 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 find out which events we're currently recruiting volunteers for or sign up to be contacted about volunteering with RLSS UK at future events, visit the Event Water Safety page here.