Lifeguards spot dangers, give safety advice, and respond immediately if anyone gets into difficulty.
All RNLI lifeboat stations rely on a team of volunteers to make sure that the lifeboats are ready and able to launch at a moment's notice.
In addition to the crew, it takes many more volunteers to run a lifeboat station effectively.
Both St Helier and St Catherine's lifeboat stations have shoreside volunteers who form an essential part of the launch process.
Roles which typically form part of the shoreside team include:
More information about each can be found on the main RNLI website.