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  • 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: 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: 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: Join an RSPB Group ..... Birds of a feather stick together!

    I am astounded and amazed at the contribution to the work of the RSPB that the local group network makes. A community group of like-minded, passionate people getting together and really making a difference where it counts. They are spread up and down the UK and each group has it’s own personality...
  • 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: 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: Residential busy bees are making bookings

    After watching Sallie blog away happily I have finally dared to dip my toe in, be brave and post something!. Here is some news from the busy Residential Team at The Lodge; Jane and Kate. Having been on the Loch Garten Osprey Project with the Residential Scheme myself, I know how amazing these volunteering...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: So what do RSPB groups get up to?

    Now that is a question and a half! The role of a local group is broad ranging and as I mentioned in my previous blog they all have their own personality and excel in different areas. They all step up for nature in various way and here are a couple of examples of the amazing things they get involved with...
  • Blog Post: Volunteering cures the common cold?

    I need to volunteer more to help make me more healthy and get rid of my cold! Or at least help stop them from happening. Waking up this morning with a cold and full head with two small children who have just come through it (thanks kids!) I am reminded of something my manager said last month about volunteering...
  • Blog Post: Diary of a Lodge Volunteer Part 1 - Kiddies Christmas Kracker event

    It has been really interesting following the Conservation Intern Diary and I’m really pleased to introduce one for the Lodge Reserve. Carol Waller works full time in the Volunteering Development Dept and still finds time to volunteer in a variety of roles including being a Love Nature collector...
  • Blog Post: Grasping the nettle - for corncrake conservation

    RSPB volunteers gather nettles for corncrake conservation written by Patsy Harbinson - Volunteer and Farmer Alliance Project Officer As many people over a certain age will remember (please note I am trying to be kind here!) the corncrake was once a familiar sound of the countryside and green spaces...