Volunteer for the RNLI in Bookham and Leatherhead

We are currently looking for motivated volunteer committee members and fundraisers in the following roles:

Branch Secretary to be a key member of the team running the successful fundraising branch. You will be the principal contact for the fundraising volunteers and the primary point of contact between the Bookham & Leatherhead branch and the RNLI community support team.

As Volunteer Branch Secretary you will work with the committee to decide, put in place and see through the annual programme of events and collections.  This involves making sure the branch gets the various licences it needs in good time and communicating with the branch volunteers who will be taking part. You will be able to develop this exciting role to suit the time and skills you have available and to develop these skills with training provided.

Box Secretary to manage the collecting boxes in pubs and shops in Bookham & Effingham. If you like getting out and about meeting people and developing relationships, feel comfortable handling cash and have basic numeracy skills, then this role might be for you.

The role involves, collecting the boxes at regular intervals (depending on how quickly they fill up but usually two to four times per year), counting, banking and recording the income and saying thank you to our supporters. The funds raised are a significant contribution to fundraising so looking for new locations is important. By building relationships with these members of the local community you will be acting as an ambassador for our charity.

Collections Organiser Are you an organised person, who is used to handling money? Do you like getting out and about meeting people and developing relationships in the local community? Then the role of Collection Organiser might be for you. Applying for permits for collections, organising a rota of collectors, then counting and recording the income and saying thank you to our supporters is all part of this role.

Fundraiser: Do you want to volunteer in your local community? Do you want to have fun assisting at fundraising events and activities, but prefer to be a team player rather than a team leader? If so, joining our Bookham & Leatherhead fundraising team may be just the fit for you!

As a Volunteer Fundraiser you should enjoy meeting and talking to people, or want to develop these skills, and want to be an ambassador for the RNLI in the local community.  Your friendly and welcoming nature will be put to good use helping with High Street and supermarket collections in Bookham, Leatherhead or Fetcham. For a collection we ask each collector to give two hours of their time collecting donations and generating support within the local community.

The RNLI has a network of local fundraising teams organising a wide range of activities and events which last year raised £14 million to save lives at sea. Each branch and guild is supported by a Community Fundraising Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the members themselves.

Becoming part of your local fundraising team could offer you an opportunity to improve your CV, meet new people or learn new skills. Some of our team members have been volunteering for many years, some just join us for a few months – whatever their commitments allow.


These are great opportunities to really make a difference by raising vital funds for our volunteer crew members and lifeguards.


These are volunteer opportunities within the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers are people who, unpaid and of their own free will, contribute their time, energy and skills to support the purposes of the RNLI.  RNLI volunteers may perform a variety of tasks and duties, under direction and guidance, using their skills, knowledge and time to help the RNLI best achieve its objectives.


We respect and honour our volunteers by building trust and understanding.  Such a partnership is not intended to be a legally binding contract or to have mutuality of obligation, but instead express a voluntary two-way commitment where everyone gains satisfaction from being part of our organisation.


Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using our expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.



For more information contact David Richmond-Coggan on david@rnli-leatherhead.org.uk or visit www.rnli-leatherhead.org.uk