Why not get your employer involved with us and help your staff to learn new skills and step up for nature with the RSPB.
Team challenges build team-working skills and by taking part in a team challenge, you can make a difference to wildlife conservation work whilst working as a team and having fun.
An RSPB Team Challenge is a chance for employees to have a novel and memorable day out and apply team working away from the office.
Your team will join regular RSPB staff at one of our nature reserves or local offices. You may become wardens for a day or get involved in some unusual activities to raise funds.
Partners in grime
Most team challenges on reserves will be muddy and energetic, but that’s all part of the fun. We will provide supervision and any tools or materials necessary to complete the task (unless obtaining them is part of the challenge). All you need to bring are old clothes and stout shoes or wellingtons.
We need your help to:
Whatever the challenge, it will make a difference for the reserve, its wildlife and its visitors. We can also apply the skills you use in your job, which can in turn help you to develop new skills in an alternative training environment.
Organisations that have already enjoyed a team challenge include Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs International, Ford, Royal and Sun Alliance, Marsh, SEEDA, The Army, BT, BP and Norwich Union.
‘Marsh has a long tradition of supporting local communities and the environment. Initiatives like these are an important part of our community relations programme.’ Angela Tinker, Corporate Communications Director, Marsh
‘Team challenges on RSPB reserves have proved immensely popular with our community action teams. They’re hard work but fun, and you get a real sense of achievement from them.’Richard Aggiss, Key Account Manager, Royal Mail Anglia
What can you do?
Most team challenge activities on reserves take place in winter and early spring. This is so that birds and other wildlife are not disturbed as they breed from March onwards.
With numerous reserves across the UK currently looking for help, we have plenty of tasks lined up, but we’ll always try to match the challenge to the needs of your group.
To find out what we have on offer please visit www.rspb.org.uk/volunteering/team