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Become part of the water rescue team and assist in the supervision of swimming lakes and in nature conservation

Bayerisches Rotes Kreuz - Kreisverband München

München, Bayern
Advanced German skills
Discussed individually
Hands-on Activities
Health Promotion

About the volunteering opportunity

The Munich Water Rescue is active in the water rescue service and disaster control. In addition, the water rescue is committed to the preservation of the environment and teaches children, young people and adults in swimming or lifeguarding.

Freeing handles, first aid, resuscitation methods - all this is learned in addition to the most important swimming techniques with the water rescue, to be able to save as a lifeguard lives. With the training to become a junior water rescuer, Munich Water Rescue also offers young members intensive training in all areas of water rescue. The focus is on the fun of swimming and an interest in the medical field.

Your Tasks

  • Assistance as lifeguard:in at the Munich bathing lakes and waters
  • Activity as swim coach:in and junior water rescuer:in
  • Nature protection at bathing lakes and waters

A start is possible at any time. We take care of your training. So you can also make the boat license with us or complete a diver training.

The members of the water rescue work in their spare time voluntarily on the following waters:

  • Feldkirchen (Heimstettner See)
  • Lerchenau (Lerchenauer See)
  • Lohhof (Unterschleißheimer See)
  • München-Mitte (Marienklause & Flaucher)
  • Munich-North (Feldmochinger See)
  • Munich-Riem (Riemer See)
  • Munich-West (Langwieder Seenplatte)
  • Unterföhring (Feringasee)
  • Unterhaching (Freibad)

What's needed

For this volunteering opportunity, advanced German skills are required.

  • At least six years old
  • Good swimming skills
  • Dedicated and reliable basic attitude
  • Enjoyment in dealing with people
  • Identification with the principles of the Red Cross
  • Willingness to help during the swimming season on weekends in the respective local group

Time required

Discussed individually

How much time you give to the Wasserwacht, depends of course on your possibilities and takes place in consultation with the respective local group.


Bayerisches Rotes Kreuz - Kreisverband München

We are there where other people need help!

The Red Cross rescues people, helps in emergencies, provides a community, stands by socially disadvantaged people and watches over international humanitarian law - in Germany and around the world.

The BRK-Kreisverband München works in this sense and is there where other people need help and support.

More about the organisation
München, Bayern
Advanced German skills
Discussed individually
München, Bayern
Advanced German skills
Discussed individually