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  • Blog Post: Volunteering in the Brecks- Why we need your help!

    Continuing our volunteering spotlight this week on the Brecks - our Brecks Community Engagement Officer, Sammy Fraser tells us why the Brecks are so important and why the Brecks needs you!... The Brecks encompasses both Suffolk and Norfolk in its boundary, spanning approximately a 1,000 square kilometres...
  • Blog Post: Writtle College student’s work on BBC Springwatch

    Writtle College student’s work on BBC Springwatch Volunteer Jenny Cox tells us about her experience volunteering during Springwatch and why she will continue to volunteer at Minsmere over the summer. She readily admits that even two years ago her wildlife identification skills only stretched...
  • Blog Post: Volunteering at The RSPB in the Hebrides

    I love getting stories from volunteers who have been inspired and amazed at the time they spend helping the nature around them. This week, Calum Wells tells us why he wants you to come and try volunteering at the RSPB in the Hebrides... One of the first things I did in RSPB volunteer work, well...
  • Blog Post: Guest volunteering blog Part 2: The beginning of Hazeley Heath

    Time for part two of our Hazeley Heath Spotlight and here Emily Clark tells us why she loves being involved with the very beginning of Hazeley Heath’s story... "Following my work in community fundraising in the South East Regional Office for the past two years, I took on the role as...
  • Blog Post: 4 Reasons why your volunteering for The RSPB will help Give Nature a Home

    Ever since The RSPB was formed by volunteers to counter the trade in plumes for women's hats, Volunteering has been an integral part of all we do for nature. From all walks of life and bringing a vast variety of skills, love and enthusiasm, Volunteers help us Give Nature a Home. Here are 4 reasons...
  • Blog Post: Are you a handy volunteer?

    What do you think about when you think of The RSPB? Reserves? Conservation? Birds? Nature? What about buildings and signage? machines? cars? Its easy to think about volunteering in terms of practical conservation, surveying, showing people wildlife and fundraising. But what about the fantastic...
  • Blog Post: Volunteering top tips to getting a career in conservation

    So you're looking for a career in conservation and are thinking about volunteering but your friends are telling you to make sure you get the most from the time you give. Here are our top tips to getting the most from your volunteering and increase your chances of getting that dream job. 1. Plan...
  • Blog Post: Volunteering in your pyjamas can make a difference.

    No I’m not Lazy just busy. After making beds, breakfast, lunches, dressing children, dressing myself, supervising teeth brushing, tidying up, planning the dinner, checking my emails, checking my diary, feeding the cats, taking the kids to school, checking the time of ‘that’ meeting...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 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: 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...