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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Are you thinking about a career in conservation?

    It’s not just about internships on our reserves! Throughout the year you will find many different volunteer intern opportunities offered to enable you to gain experience, skills and behaviours that can assist you develop and create the potential for your dream job. Not only do you receive...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 3.6 billion seconds and rising!

    3.6 billion seconds a year, 61 million minutes a year count it how you like 2010/11 was a really great year for volunteering at the RSPB . Why? Because our volunteers gave the RSPB a gift of time of over 1 million hours. Yes you read that right, 1 million hours in one single year for the first time ever...
  • Blog Post: Pagham Blog - Father, visitor, volunteer, co-ordinator. Why does Roger love Pagham?

    Falling in love with Pagham by volunteer co-ordinator Roger Johnson I’m not sure when I first fell in love with Pagham Harbour but it was certainly more than 20 years ago when I was bringing up my then young son as a single parent. Although very much a townie, I’ve always loved the countryside...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern. Part 18. Chelmsford and a job interview!......

    On a bright Saturday morning it is time to head to Chelmsford and set up our stand at the Chelmsford Biodiversity Forum event. It is important that we can encourage local people to participate in conservation and be aware of the great biodiversity we have on the reserve and across the county. It also...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: Grasping the nettle – for corncrake conservation (Work Party No 2)

    RSPB volunteers gather nettles for corncrake conservation written by Patsy Harbinson - Volunteer and Farmer Alliance Project Officer What a day we had in Glenariff last Friday on the second of our stepping up for corncrake nettle gathering work parties! As I drove with a carful of volunteers through...
  • Blog Post: Professional Volunteers - how was it for them?

    Following on from my last blog, I thought it would be interesting to hear how it was for a couple of our volunteers. Do you use your professional skills for us or another organisation, if so, leave me a comment and share with what you do, and how you feel about it. P hillip Plummer writes: During...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: Volunteering on RSPB Reserve Cafes - THE exciting place to volunteer if you love good food and Nature!

    Don't fancy volunteering outdoors? There are plenty of roles for volunteers to help out in RSPB reserve cafes. We have reserves throughout the UK and we are always in need of extra help… in roles that you might not immediately associate with volunteering for the RSPB! There is always a...
  • Blog Post: 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 .....
  • Blog Post: Professional & Specialist Volunteers - just what do they do?

    So are you interested? Do you want to know more? Here are the some of the existing roles and the volunteers that undertake them .... In our Eastern England region we have: Ian Shakespeare who is a Fire Safety Advisor His line manager, Dave Bingham said about this about him: Ian has visited several...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Volunteers win RSPB's top award for their time and talents

    Congratulations to this year’s winners of the prestigious RSPB President’s Awards which were presented at the Society’s AGM in London on Saturday 6th October. The RSPB President’s Award is our chance to recognise those volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to...
  • 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: What do children get out of a Wildlife Explorer or Phoenix Group?

    Children and young people are inherently curious about the world around them, and for many that includes nature. That interest is fanned by experience, the more direct and frequent the better. As children become progressively more urban and biodiversity becomes more restricted to protected areas, children’s...
  • 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: Doing bird and building boxes ...

    Kent prisoners ‘step up’ and make homes for tree sparrows Inmates from HM Prison, Rochester, stepped up for nature by building 50 new tree sparrow nest boxes as part of a project to save some of the last populations of tree sparrows in South East England. Glen Routledge, Gardens Parties...