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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...
14 Mar 2013
Volunteers, an essential element of Date with Nature
Love is in the air! What would be your ideal date with nature? Dates with Nature are a great opportunity for the RSPB to connect people with nature, where they live, work and play. From glimpses of basking sharks in Cornwall to puffins on Shetland there are events across the whole of the UK. The ever...
1 Feb 2013
Bucket BBQ anyone?
After many weeks of preparation, Love Nature Week 2012 kicks off today! And it’s the weather glorious for it? We’ve got buckets of sunshine, and sunshine coloured buckets. It’s all set to be a fantastic fundraising event. In the Midlands 74 volunteers will be heading out into the...
26 May 2012
Buckets Ahoy! Love Nature Week 2012 is here!
So, what’s the best thing you can do with a bucket? Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been blogging about many of the creative things you can do with a bucket – make a life raft, fashion a lampshade, mould a giant Easter egg, or create a super-sized fat feeder (my personal favourite...
25 May 2012
Love Nature Week: The final countdown...
This week I’ve been busy counting. Counting volunteers, counting down days, and counting raindrops. Another thing I’m counting quickly at the moment is the seconds spent in the shower. Now that the infamous drought it upon us, folks in the south of England have been advised by water companies...
10 May 2012
Wet bank holiday ahead? Best make a life raft...
The May Bank Holiday is on the horizon. That can only mean one thing – awful British weather! When I booked my cycling-camping adventure several weeks ago the weather forecast wasn’t predicting frost and flooding. You know how it is - a five minute burst of sun in March and you've...
4 May 2012
Royal Tribute with help of a Royal(SPB) bucket
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Will and Kate) who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today. Since we have the word “Royal” in our name then it is only fitting that the RSPB pays tribute to the happy occasion. What better than offering them a special...
29 Apr 2012
Tigers, monkeys and bumblebees...
Love Nature Week is on the horizon - the fundraising event is only one month away! Volunteers could find themselves as a tiger, monkey or even a bumblebee... Yesterday morning an exciting package arrived at the RSPB’s Midlands office in Banbury. It contained two furry new costumes – a...
27 Apr 2012
Volunteer: Another bright idea...
In honour of the RSPB’s Big Yellow Fundraising Buckets, I’m writing a list of 101 Things to Do with a Bucket and I want your suggestions. Share them by posting a comment or Twittter #101buckets . Tweet me directly @RSPBMidlands It’s been a busy week of buckets . I’ve had lots...
12 Apr 2012
Make your own Easter Egg
In honour of the RSPB’s Big Yellow Fundraising Buckets, I’m writing a list of 101 Things to Do with a Bucket and I want your suggestions. Share them by posting a comment or Twittter #101buckets . Tweet me directly @RSPBMidlands Following on from the DIY super-sized Bird Feeder . Here’s...
8 Apr 2012
How to make a super-sized fat feeder
101 Things to Do with a Bucket: How to make a super-sized fat feeder It wouldn’t be a British bank holiday without a good bit of British weather – showers, low temperatures, cloud, more showers, ooh – 5 minutes of sunshine, then drizzle, and perhaps a bit of heavy rain. So rather...
5 Apr 2012
101 Things to Do with a Bucket
Midland’s Community Fundraiser, Dana Rock is looking for 101 interesting things to do with a bucket...now there’s an invitation! Add Love Nature Week to your Bucket List...and help the RSPB save nature. Ride a camel? Cycle across America? Have a species named after you? Like many folk...
30 Mar 2012
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