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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Time to Celebrate

    It’s here – yes it’s Volunteers’ Week 2011 . The week celebrates all things volunteering and recognises the contribution of the millions of people who volunteer across the UK every day. If you are a volunteer with us then I’d just like to say a HUGE thank you for all...
  • Blog Post: Calling All Champions

    Its been just over a year since the RSPB launched its Campaign Champions programme, which aims to mobilise people to step up, campaign and take action for wildlife. In this time over 200 people in over 130 constituencies have registered as campaigners to help support and protect the wildlife they love...
  • 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: It’s a family thing – the future’s volunteers ….

    Now we’re stepping up for nature as a family! Eleanor and I have just registered to take part in WildSquare , my idea of micro volunteering for kids. As a busy mum, working full time – in fact I have two jobs, I rarely get to spend quality time with my daughter. She is passionate about...
  • Blog Post: Can you be one of our champion campaigners?

    We’ve just launched two exciting, brand new volunteer roles, where we are asking you to step up and become RSPB campaign champions to help support our local and national campaigns and give nature a much louder voice. Campaigning is at the heart of the RSPB. It’s something we’ve been...
  • Blog Post: Did you know 2011 is the European Year of Volunteering?

    Volunteers make an amazing contribution to the RSPB and it’s fantastic that all volunteers across Europe are being recognised and celebrated as part of the year. During March and April the year is focusing on youth volunteering and with our new campaign ‘Stepping Up For Nature’...
  • 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: Diary of a Love Nature Intern: Part T-wit T-wo by Mark Barrett

    Life in the Midlands Regional Office has been rather hectic of late as we prepare for the beginning of Love Nature Week. Love Nature Week kicks off on Saturday 28 May but the team in the office have been preparing for months! And now it has finally arrived and collections are taking place all over the...
  • Blog Post: Diary of Mark Groves, Conservation Intern. Part 17. Birding........

    We were handed a great opportunity to watch this particular migrant, a wheatear from inside the truck. Tom and I sat for ages watching this marvellous bird happily feeding on an abundance of insects. A very un-camera shy wheatear Old Hall Marshes was unusually experiencing a frenzy of human...
  • 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: 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...