Volunteer Strategy & Survey


This year we’re conducting a nationwide survey of our 18000+ volunteers so we can better understand the experiences, ideas and needs of our members. We’ll be using the information we gather to develop a new strategy for the organisation that will more closely reflect our makeup.

The survey will be open for four weeks and we’ll be sending it directly to all our members as well as publicising it on our website and social media channels. Although the survey specifically asks questions relating to our members’ experiences as a Surf Life Saving volunteer, some of the information will also form part of a wider Volunteer SAR Sector Survey. We’ve partnered with four other non-governmental organisations – Amateur Radio Emergency Communications, National Emergency Management Agency, Coastguard New Zealand and Land Search and Rescue.

Once the survey has closed, we’ll be collating the responses and we’ll share key insights with all our members as we work to develop our new strategy.