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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern. Part 19. Twins and chironomids....

    After my excursion to Norwich and mountain biking in Suffolk at the weekend I was back at Old Hall surveying, raking and brushcutting. Monday was a long day as we were having problems with a cow that couldn’t comprehend she was feeding twins not just a single calf. The poor twins had to endure...
  • Blog Post: Tropical Forests - Getting involved internationally with the RSPB

    Tropical forests are home to 6 million species, including some of the world's most enigmatic and endangered wildlife. They provide food, water and medicines, and act as carbon stores to help in the fight against climate change. But tropical forests are in trouble. Every four seconds an area the...
  • Blog Post: Find out what inspires people to volunteer as youth leaders .... the feel good factor

    In my last blog we told you about what our children get out of their involvement with the RSPB and our youth groups. This time we asked our volunteers ‘what inspired you to become a youth leader?” Read on to find out what they had to say ..... If our volunteers make you feel inspired yourself...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Love Volunteering and Volunteer Love at The RSPB

    It's Valentines' day tomorrow and I'm already planning the dinner I've promised to cook my other half. No doubt we will talk about how we met - which gives me a great topic for my volunteering blog this week...and I don't care if you think it's soppy......Happy Valentines ...
  • Blog Post: Fundraise for wildlife – how you can help!

    Every year, the fantastic energy and enthusiasm of supporters like you help us raise over £1.5m of donations to help nature and wildlife. Whether you'd like to fundraise alone, with friends or with colleagues, or whether you're a teacher or business owner, we can offer a host of fundraising...
  • Blog Post: What's your new year's resolution?

    Andy Hay (rspb-images.com) What's your new year's resolution? By the time the last few Brussels have been eaten and we can’t stand the site of another mince pie, I am already struggling with my inner willpower to stick to my chosen promises for the new year (again!). So this time round...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Putting the fun in fundraising with RSPB groups!

    The RSPB is not rich and we depend on the generosity of members of the public for financial support – and the funds raised by local groups are vital. Over the last 30 years, they have raised over £5m for conservation. Many of them have well-established ways to raise funds: coffee mornings...
  • Blog Post: Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern. Part 17. Birding........

    We were handed a great opportunity to watch this particular migrant, a wheatear from inside the truck. Tom and I sat for ages watching this marvellous bird happily feeding on an abundance of insects. A very un-camera shy wheatear Old Hall Marshes was unusually experiencing a frenzy of human...