Staying healthy, getting fitter and volunteering with the RSPB!
Getting into the countryside is recognised as a natural way to a healthier lifestyle. A recent report commissioned by the RSPB stresses that moderate exercise, including walking and nature conservation activities can help to prevent heart disease, strokes, depression and sleep problems.
The RSPB has over 16,700 people who already volunteer with the Society. You can help to protect some of the UK’s most important wildlife areas by becoming an RSPB volunteer, so future generations can see spectacular birds and wildlife in the future.
Whether you want to work indoors or out ...... we can find something to suit you anywhere in the UK
My boss, Alan Murray, Head of the RSPB’s Volunteering Development Department says: ‘You can help to plant hedges and create reed beds on our reserves, or work with our wardens, learning the skills and techniques necessary to manage successful nature reserves.’
Although it’s not all about practical conservation, if you are good with people we have many opportunities in fundraising and membership recruitment at events, perhaps you like paperwork, computers and maybe even data entry (not my favourite) then there are a number of roles within our offices. We even have some opportunities that you wouldn’t expect ...... costume makers, stamp collectors, social media guru or rent assessor - you may find yourself quite amazed at the tasks we need completed ....
Do you do a volunteering activity that might surprise others? Please leave me a comment and share your experiences with others.
The RSPB has hundreds of volunteering opportunities around the UK, for all ages and at any time of the year. So why not give it a go? You’ll be keeping yourself healthier as well as helping wildlife and Stepping Up For Nature!
Volunteers helping staff clear an old tennis court to use as an accessible garden, Mersehead RSPB reserve, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Credit: Kaleel Zibe (rspb-images.com)