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Don’t volunteer for free...Discuss!
Over the Christmas and New Year I visited an old friend, and as they always love a good debate after a while they got the conversation round to my job, managing volunteers and volunteering. “I wouldn’t do anything that I could get paid for... for free” they asserted challengingly...
13 Jan 2014
What sort of volunteer are you?
If your new year’s resolution is to give back, make friends or get fit, you should think about becoming a volunteer – but where do you start? What sort of volunteer do you want to be? Why not try our fun quiz below to find out which volunteering role would best suit you? 1). On a typical...
8 Jan 2014
Why not make a commitment to conservation and a healthier lifestyle?
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...
15 Jul 2011
The RSPB Wants YOU! - Professional & Specialist Volunteers
In the current economic climate, people are looking to add to their CV, broaden their skills and experience and offer their “expertise” to charitable organisations. Why not challenge yourself and make new contacts too! So what do they do, who are these people? Someone just like you .....
30 Mar 2012
Fundraise for wildlife – with events become one of our team!
If you would like to be part of our local volunteer fundraising teams, we have activities that you can do all year round, or for just two hours once a year. If you'd like to go one step further and get your adrenaline rush while fundraising for us, how about a bungee jump, skydiving, or abseiling...
10 Apr 2013
Volunteering cures the common cold?
I need to volunteer more to help make me more healthy and get rid of my cold! Or at least help stop them from happening. Waking up this morning with a cold and full head with two small children who have just come through it (thanks kids!) I am reminded of something my manager said last month about volunteering...
29 Nov 2011
Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern, part 20. Brushcutters and birds.....
The next morning a crack team of keen Old Hall volunteers were assembled to assist our RSPB colleagues at Wat Tyler Country Park in Pitsea, South Essex. We set about loading the truck with all the necessary equipment and after much head scratching and plenty of expletives we got the trailer set up correctly...
9 Dec 2011
Grasping the nettle - for corncrake conservation
RSPB volunteers gather nettles for corncrake conservation written by Patsy Harbinson - Volunteer and Farmer Alliance Project Officer As many people over a certain age will remember (please note I am trying to be kind here!) the corncrake was once a familiar sound of the countryside and green spaces...
26 Jan 2012
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