Browse by Tags

Volunteering

Volunteering
Love volunteering? Here's your chance to connect with other volunteers who feel just like you. Or if you've not taken the plunge yet and have a question about getting involved as a volunteer, ask away!
Results for volunteering
View more results: All Community | Volunteering | Volunteers
  • 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...
  • 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: Brian's Coquettish Volunteering Blog - Week 2

    Week 2 of Brian’s Coquettish blog – Brian McCullen blogs about his time volunteering with our Residential Volunteering scheme on Coquet Island. Isolation, Gulls, Terns and the arrival of the Puffins . . . THE COQUET EXPERIENCE Cont . . . DAY 8 --- SQWAUK Not a great deal to report...
  • 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: Check it out and have your say

    'Check out what?' I hear you cry: our new and improved (we think) volunteering webpages, of course. We think they are great but we would, wouldn’t we? Take a look yourself and let us know what you think. We’ve completely redesigned the pages and packed them full of stories from...
  • 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: Diary of a Love Nature Intern by Mark Barrett

    I started my Love Nature Fundraising Internship at the Midlands Regional Office in Banbury at the end of March. I joined the Community Fundraising team in preparation for the big Love Nature fundraising week, taking place all across the UK, from 28 May to 5 June. The internship interested me for a variety...
  • Blog Post: My Friday Volunteering #2

    I thought it was high time to write another update about what I've been doing at the Brighton office. Since I last wrote, I have made another poster (see above), which was for a science fair stall about owl diets - hence the owl chef! (That's right, it really does say 'house sparrow roast'...
  • 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 ...