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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: 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...