About the role

Whatever career you’re looking for in the future, working as a face-to-face fundraiser this summer can give the transferable skills you need to get there. 

What’s involved?

As a face-to-face fundraiser, you’ll share inspiring stories of volunteer crews and lifeguards with beachgoers and people at events. You’ll help teach beachgoers how to #RespectTheWater and sign up supporters for a regular donation to the RNLI.

Our season dates are flexible, but our standard working hours are usually 10am–5pm – we’ll give you as much notice as possible if your working week changes.


You’ll earn a salary as a face-to-face fundraiser which, depending on your role, can range from £8.75–£11.04* per hour.

*2018 rates


This is a great role for your CV – you’ll be paid to work for a respected charity and have the chance to develop your professional and personal skills.

On top of your wage you’ll also get enrolled into our reward scheme, so we can recognise and thank you for your achievements.

Where you can work

There are nine regions around the UK and Ireland where you could be working as a face-to-face fundraiser this summer. We prefer to place fundraisers in their local area. So when you apply, please select the area nearest to where you live. 

If your local area is not commutable, we may be able to provide you accommodation (subject to taxable benefits). This will be offered on a case-by-case basis and will be discussed in more detail at interview stage.

Watch us in action 

A day in the life of a fundraiser

In 2016, 170 people chose the #BestSummerJob, joining face-to-face fundraising teams. Three of them shared with us their different roles and experiences.

Anna finds being a senior fundraiser very rewarding. She enjoys the numbers, hitting targets and doing a job where she can see the direct benefit of her work.

Simon joined us for his second year running last year - in 2014 he was a level 1 fundraiser. He reckons the qualities you need are: 'to be personable, fun-loving and up for a laugh'.

Yasmin was new to fundraising when she joined us. She is from Birmingham, so the thought of a summer on the beach having the 'time of her life' was too appealing to resist!

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Requirements and training
The RNLI is well known for the quality of its training – nothing but the best is good enough when it comes to saving lives. Face-to-face conversations are crucial for education, as well as fundraising, so this role is no exception to our standards.
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Become a face-to-face fundraiser
If you’re outgoing and sociable, are driven by reaching targets and love engaging with communities, we’ve got the perfect job for you this summer.
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