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. 

What we ask of you

To be a face-to-face fundraiser, you need to be 18 years old or over. All we ask for are vibrant personalities and a willingness to learn and make a difference – we’ll provide the rest.

For part-time roles, we have a large variety of options ranging from just a few hours a week to working all weekend every weekend from March to November. We have flexible working options available.

For full-time roles you will need to commit to working full-time from mid-June to early September. You’ll work for a minimum of 4 days a week which will include weekends in July and August. And while it’s not essential, if you’re a driver with a valid UK or Irish licence that will be beneficial.

We’ve got an opportunity which will suit you. No matter what your background or level of experience is, if this feels like a role that would fit you, apply now and have a chat with us.

How we’ll support you

Before you start the job, you’ll receive an introduction to fundraising for the RNLI, as well as learning how to start inspiring conversations. You’ll meet the lifeguards and lifeboat crew in your local community which will help bring the charity to life for you through their stories and experiences, and you’ll understand when and how to share water safety messages in all the locations you’ll work.

We work to bring everyone up to speed and make sure you feel confident and capable before you start the role.

As well as continuously learning on the job, we’ll offer you one-to-one coaching to help you build confidence so that you can reach your full potential.

If you have any questions about becoming a face-to-face fundraiser, email us at

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About the role

Working as a face-to-face fundraiser gives you good rates of pay, takes you to exciting places, and teaches you skills that you’ll use again and again, not just at work but also in your day-to-day life.

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If you love the idea of working outdoors at exciting locations, while making a real difference to thousands of people every day, then becoming a face-to-face fundraiser is the perfect job for you.
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