Get Involved

With your help, we can save lives on our seas, lakes and rivers. There are many ways you can 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 saves the lives of around 7,100 New Zealanders on the water each year and educates over 14,000 people annually about water safety...

We need to raise around $15 million annually to keep saving lives on the water. Only 15% 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.



Give a gift

Your donation helps our heroes save lives at sea.

Donate to Coastguard

Become a Member

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

Find out how to become a member

Book a Course

Increase your knowledge and confidence by completing a boating course.

Book a boating course
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