The Commonwealth Festival of Lifesaving relies heavily on a dedicated team of volunteers who work behind the scenes to ensure the event is a success.

We have opportunities across a range of areas, including administration, media, event support and operations. You don’t have to be a member of a lifesaving club – you just have to be eager, reliable and willing to put your hand up.

To apply please click here.

Volunteers are provided with a uniform, meals during shift, an accreditation pass, the opportunity to attend the closing ceremony, and of course memories that will last a lifetime!

Volunteer applications are open not only to those from the UK, but to overseas people too (however, no travel or accommodation subsidies are available).

Volunteer Roles:

  • Social Media and Photography
  • Underwater / Equipment Officials
  • Event Support / event operations
  • Casualties (for initiatives – Saturday only)
  • Officials and volunteer welfare
  • Timekeepers
  • Perry – RLSS UK Mascot (need to be physically fit)

Person Specifications

Required attributes for all roles:

  • Friendly and personable demeanour
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to deliver a high level of customer service
  • Be willing to receive and accept direction and advice
  • Be willing to adapt to changing circumstances and workloads (e.g. peak periods, non-peak periods and schedule changes)

Volunteers must also:

  • Travel to and from the event at their own cost – no reimbursement is available for travel or accommodation
  • Wear the uniform as required: volunteers will be provided with a shirt, but must provide your own neutral-coloured bottoms and appropriate footwear
  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner by being punctual, reliable and neatly groomed at all times
  • Take responsibility for your own observance of safe work practices and safe work environment, and undertake no actions or omissions which will adversely affect the health and safety of other persons
  • Agree to read, understand and be bound by RLSS UK policies and procedures

To apply please click here.


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