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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: My Friday Volunteering

    In two weeks time, there will be a Wildlife Explorers meeting where the children will be learning the all about Country Code. My job for this morning was to read up on what it's about, and to make a little activity sheet to start the day off. As I couldn't remember anything about the Country...
  • 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 for an Office Angel in Brighton!

    Are you a great people person, have a flair for admin and great organisation skills? Are you a fast learner, enthusiastic and enjoy being part of a fun team? Have you got three days a week to spare, until July 2011, and possibly beyond? If yes, we’d love to hear from you! Volunteer at our South...
  • 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: What will you be doing.....

    When Springtime comes around? It seems strange to be talking about March already but here in the Residential Volunteering Office the preparation has begun for the latest round of recruits for the Residential Volunteering Internship programme. All around the country our fantastic Volunteering Development...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: World Record Attempt - Be a part of It!

    Surely there can't be a world record for the number of mobile phones donated to charity in one week?? Don't you believe it of course there is: 3,883 to be exact. Here at the RSPB we love a challenge and so we aim to smash the world record by collecting over 5,000 old or redundant mobiles between...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Date with Nature – St Albans Herons 2013

    We have a guest blog this week from Carol Waller, one of our Date with Nature volunteers, last week she volunteered for the first time at a Date With Nature event in Verulamium Park, St Albans; “My role involved talking to visitors about the herons in the park and helping them use our telescopes...
  • Blog Post: Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern. Part 16. Leaving and the railway carriage.....

    September brought very mixed feelings for me, on the one hand I was sad to leave Old Hall Marshes, but on the other, I was really looking forward to beginning a new challenge at the RSPB reserve at Minsmere. There was a lot to cram into the month, with new surveys carried out, existing projects to be...
  • 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: Why not make a commitment to conservation and a healthier lifestyle?

    Staying healthy, getting fitter and volunteering with the RSPB! Getting into the countryside is recognised as a natural way to a healthier lifestyle . A recent report commissioned by the RSPB stresses that moderate exercise, including walking and nature conservation activities can help to prevent...
  • Blog Post: Hear hear for our volunteers - Happy volunteers hear golden oriole at Lakenheath Fen

    The first week in June was Volunteers’ Week and what a wonderful time was had by all. Rhoda Ludford arranged a thank you event for the volunteers based, here at our UK Headquarters, to have a wonderful day out. First we boarded a coach that took us to Lakenheath Fen , this reserve was once mostly...
  • Blog Post: Take an hour off to enjoy Nature

    Once again we’re approaching the time for the Big Garden Bird Watch (29-30th January) and this year looks to be even bigger than last year’s amazing 530,000 participants. I’m sure that lots of us will already have plans for how to spend the hour counting birds (curled up with a cup...
  • 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...