The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is the Drowning Prevention Charity and the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education. We rely on local groups of volunteers to help us deliver our ambitions in their areas, and the Shropshire Branch is looking to develop it's ability to deliver these messages.
Over 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year and many more suffer injury, some life-changing, through non-fatal experiences. More people die from drowning in the UK and Ireland than from domestic fires or cycling accidents.
We have a huge challenge facing us to help save lives and reduce the number of UK and Irish citizens drowning, do you think you could help us meet our aim?
As a national Charity we have an impressive heritage. We are proud to boast a strong force of loyal members and volunteers who work with us to promote water safety and educate in lifesaving skills. Our roots were established back in 1891 as the Life Saving Society, and in the early 1900s, with support from the Royal family, we were granted permission to adopt the ‘Royal’ to our title – a badge that we are still immensely proud of today. We would love it if you were to join us and be part of that too.
We have used our extensive knowledge of water safety and training to develop a comprehensive range of vocational qualifications and a series of awards and programmes which have the ultimate aim of preventing drowning and stopping unnecessary loss of life. As an RLSS UK Volunteer in Telford and Wrekin you can support these aims.
Our current opportunities include: Community Instructors