Branch Event Assistant - Boat Jumble

Branch Event Assistant - Boat Jumble

Volunteer area
South West
Volunteer role type images
Volunteer location
Teignmouth, Devon
Latitude and longitude (Vol locations)
50.5421638488769, -3.49782609939575
Time commitment
Flexible with seasonal requirements
Fundraising Marketing & Media
Responsible to
Branch Chair
Safeguarding level
1: Awareness and understanding of safeguarding policy required upon commencement of role.
Closing Date
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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 Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the team members themselves.

Teignmouth Branch organise over 30 events each year, of which the Boxing Day Walk in the Sea, Ugbrooke Open Garden and the annual Open Day raise over £14,000. The branch have a shop, and enjoy an excellent working relationship with the crew of the local Lifeboat ‘The Two Annes’.

The branch are looking for extra pairs of hands to help, and specifically need support with co-ordinating their popular Boat Jumble stalls which help to make their events so successful. This will involve collecting and sorting donations, and working alongside other branch members to organise stalls at local events. A knowledge of boating and marine supplies will be required to identify and value, then price items accordingly.   

The impact you will make

You will enable volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to save lives at sea by carrying out and supporting vital fundraising activity in your local community.

What you will be doing

  • Assisting in the delivery of events and activities within the community.
  • Championing the RNLI and helping to drive our One Crew ethos.
  • Suggesting new ideas for fundraising activities.
  • Involvement in planning meetings.
  • Liaising with other RNLI volunteers.
  • Find out more about becoming a fundraising and events volunteer

What do you need for this role?

  • Enthusiasm
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enjoy being part of a team
  • IT Skills (not essential)
  • Planning, organisation and administration skills

What’s in it for you?

  • Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
  • Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
  • Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
  • Gain the satisfaction of giving back
  • Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed

Please apply online or for further information contact the RNLI’s Volunteering Team on 01202 663346 or by email on