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Fundraise for wildlife – Can you help us pin it up?
We have many volunteers involved in the RSPB’s pin badge scheme who make sure that all our badges are displayed in shops all around the UK. So it’s no surprise that the public are coming across the badges and wanting to use them for parties, schools, weddings and funerals. This is great news...
19 Apr 2013
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
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...
28 Mar 2013
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
Looking to make a difference? Look no further than your Local Group!
I remember being blown away when I first found out about the amazing contribution that Local Groups make to the RSPB. Local Groups are spread all across the UK, working in their local areas to promote and support the work of the RSPB. I’m always impressed by how much a group of like-minded people...
4 Oct 2012
Buckets of Love!
Many thanks to all of you who helped make Love Nature Week a great success this year. Over 600 of you stepped up and donated almost 2,200 hours of your time to take part in our street bucket collection. You collected over £35,600 in total! That’s fantastic news for wildlife. All the money...
12 Sep 2012
The story of a lady bird and a bat Stepping Up for Nature!
Interested in helping The RSPB with their Together for Trees collection? Gabrielle Layzell let us know what its like holding a collection bucket... The first time we collected for the RSPB, we thought it would be a good idea to dust off the fancy dress, we hoped this would attract attention and...
7 Sep 2012
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
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
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
A charm of chickens: a day in the life of a bucket collector
Micro volunteering is the buzz word in our office at the moment, little steps that make a massive different to our conservation work. Coming up at the end of January is our fantastic BGBW, don’t forget to get involved for an hour by counting birds in your garden! How about taking a bigger step...
12 Dec 2011
Vote for an RSPB Local Group Project!
Wanted ........ your support for our local groups in their communities ...... The top story on the staff RSPB intranet is encouraging people to get voting for various RSPB projects that have put themselves forward for £6,000 from Natwest Communityforce. Two of these projects are from our...
30 Sep 2011
Calories for Nature and a few steps to a Haven
More about some wonderful ideas our groups have had to enable them to Step Up for Nature …… A million calories for nature Earlier this year a group of volunteers who regularly help out with practical conservation work at our RSPB Farnham Heath nature reserve took it upon themselves to...
23 Sep 2011
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...
14 Sep 2011
Mini moments make mountains out of mole hills!
Once again .... Mini moments make mountains out of mole hills! So what is this micro volunteering all about? Each small action that a person takes can make a momentous difference when combined with a massive amount of people also doing that activity. Good grief how many M’s have I used so...
18 Jul 2011
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