Get Involved

Coastguard volunteers battle the worst conditions to rescue people in danger. Please help by making a donation today.


Coastguard is the charity that rescues over 6,000 New Zealanders each year, and educates over 14,000 people annually about water safety.

Only 30% of our funding comes from the government, so we need your help raising the rest.


Get Involved

Without your help it’s impossible to save lives on the water. Click on the links below to find out how you can get involved.



Donate now

Coastguard is a charity. Our volunteers need your help to save lives at sea.

Donate Now

Become a Member

Peace of mind every time you hit the water, knowing we’ve got your back.

Sign up today

Book a Course

Increase your knowledge and confidence by completing a boating course.

Book a boating course


No matter your skill set, there’s a place for you in the Coastguard whānau.

Join the crew today
Thanks to our life-saving partners:
  • Auckland Council
  • Northland Regional Council
  • Waikato Regional Council
  • Hutchwilco
  • Marine Deals
  • Tower
  • Kordia
  • Hyundai
  • Line7
  • Century Batteries
  • Half Moon Bay
  • NZCT
  • Lotteries Grants Board
  • Lion Foundation
  • Pub Charity