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You might be surprised to read that our work is far broader than nature reserves and Big Garden Birdwatch. Read more about what else we do.
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  • Blog Post: The RSPB - What's it all about then?

    Blogger: Hannah Gray, Work Experience Volunteer - July 2013 Firstly, I have to say most people think the RSPB is all about birds and you have to know loads about birds to get involved in it. However, this is not the case, the RSPB try to conserve a multitude of habitats and animals that live in...
  • Blog Post: Giving Nature a Home Story: It's been a while

    Blogger: Lex Gardner, RSPB Volunteer A few months back, I jumped a bicycle for the first time in a decade. As a kid, riding bikes round my home village of Wicklewood was a favourite pastime but as I grew up, I grew out of my little bike and never bothered to buy a new one. However, I have rediscovered...
  • Blog Post: Giving Nature a Home Story: Rocking it at the Ten Bells

    Blogger: Lex Gardner, RSPB Volunteer My name is Lex and I recently managed to raise just over a hundred pounds for Operation Turtle Dove. When I first set out, I wanted to think of a different and possibly challenging way to raise some funds. I had a little experience working in music and gigs...
  • Blog Post: Volunteering has got me closer to nature

    Studying BSc Ecology at UEA and volunteering in the RSPB’s communications team are completely different, yet so similar – the bottom line being conservation, conservation, conservation. The past year, I have not only had the closest nature experiences of my life, but have learnt why conserving...
  • Blog Post: Step up and help nature... volunteer for the RSPB

    Since I was 15 years old I have been a volunteer – you name it, I've done it (almost). From helping toads cross the road, assisting Guide Dog training, to health-checking cattle, I have spent much of the last 4 years helping animals as a volunteer. Although sometimes hard work, dirty and smelly...
  • Blog Post: Feed the Birds Day - all year round

    Blogger: Janet Moorse, Volunteer in the Communications Team Whilst walking down the garden with the grass cuttings. My shadow was intersected by another fast moving shadow. I looked up to see a sparrowhawk over head. He whizzed past, then came to a standstill above the trees, obviously eyeing up...
  • Blog Post: Life is like a game of Jenga

    Blogger: Kim Matthews, Campaigns Intern Sometimes when I think about the problems we, the human race, are facing I have the urge to run away and live like Tom and Barbara Good. War, famine, poverty, climate change, habitat destruction, mass species extinctions... it’s enough to make you want...
  • Blog Post: One Summer, Four Reserves, One photo bonanza blog post

    Blogger: Carol Miller, Community Fundraising Volunteer based at the Fens Area Office in Swavesey Well what a Summer I’ve had this year. I’ve loved visiting some more of the RSPB’s wonderful nature reserves and being able to get very close to some of Britain’s beautiful birds...
  • Blog Post: Swamp Sparrow Urban Adventure

    Blogger: Jane Delaney, Local Groups and Volunteering Support Officer I wanted a holiday but was on a budget. How could I get away and discover an exciting new location, meet new people, have fun and do something useful? I know, I’ll go residential volunteering! I spoke to the lovely ladies...
  • Blog Post: It’s not all about the money money money (but it helps)

    Blogger: Joan Childs, Site Manager for Rye Meads nature reserve The girls of St Margaret’s school in Bushy, Hertfordshire, have raised a whopping £650 for their local RSPB nature reserve – Rye Meads! The girls from St Margaret’s, which is an independent school for girls aged...
  • Blog Post: I feel glad

    Blogger: Anna Sadler, Volunteering Development Officer The Volunteer & Farmer Alliance (V&FA) provides farmers with a free farmland bird survey, undertaken by trained and sympathetic RSPB volunteers. Along with their results, the farmers are encouraged to seek further advice and put into place...
  • Blog Post: From Volunteer to Volunteering Development Officer

    Blogger: Annie Sadler, Volunteering Development Officer I started life as a volunteer aged 17 helping out my local conservation group – Stour Valley Volunteers in the Dedham Vale AONB. I was going to start a conservation course at Otley College and was advised to try practical conservation first...
  • Blog Post: Be a cow for a day

    Blogger: Aggie Rothon, Communications Officer Once upon a time a friend once handed me a slip of paper she said reminded her of a story I once told of how, as a small girl, I’d sit in the field at the bottom of the lane and wait for the neat little Dexter cows that grazed there to come and...
  • Blog Post: Something to do in the countdown to Christmas

    December is here! The first door on the advent calendar has been opened. And so here are our Steps for December, modelled by our regional volunteer team, Annie, Zahra and Jane. Please see below for more detail on December’s Steps. Do: With winter arriving we are preparing for Big Garden...
  • Blog Post: The Science behind the Magic

    Blogger: Rachael Murray, Media Assistant It's that time of year when many great volunteers in the Eastern Region get their boots on and stomp around farmer's fields, absorbing the glorious sunrises whilst surveying the farmland birds. The RSPB's Volunteer and Farmer Alliance Project...
  • Blog Post: Stepping Up For Nature: February Steps. How many steps will you take?

    Do: Submit Big Garden Birdwatch and Big (and Little) Schools Birdwatch results & put up a nestbox. Did you know February 14th is the start of National Nestbox Week? Check out your local reserve to see what's on in your area. Give: Join the RSPB and make a small, regular donation...
  • Blog Post: Your local community needs you

    Blogger: Matt Howard, Community Collection Scheme Officer I only started working at the RSPB last July. It is a privilege to work for the Society that I have been a member of for years. What struck me most in the first months is just how vital the 'team ethic' is. Admittedly the job I do in...
  • Blog Post: Running, Cycling and Stepping up for Nature

    Blogger: Erica Howe, Communications Manager It was full of highs and lows, sweat, smiles and cheers, but we made it! The EastCoasters completed their relay from RSPB Minsmere to RSPB Titchwell in 10 hours and 45 mins on Sunday 29 May. The weather was kind to us, there was a little breeze blowing but...
  • Blog Post: Superheroes in the Woods

    Blogger: Adam Murray, Communications Officer I don't know about you, but there is something rather special about how the woodland floor shakes off its drab brown winter coat at this time of year. Emerging at speed is a splendid green cape of foliage hugging the trees and, like watching your favourite...
  • Blog Post: Time in the bank

    Blogger: Janet Moorse, Communications Team Volunteer I am not in a position to work full time, needing to be around for my kids and finding myself 100 miles from grandparents and family baby-sitters. But I still want to keep my brain from stagnating and have volunteered my time over the past few years...
  • Blog Post: Number Crunching & Chocolate Cake

    Blogger: Mev Ahmad, Nuffield Volunteer Excited to study Geology/Earth Sciences at University in 2012, I applied for the Nuffield Science Bursary and waited anxiously for the letter of acceptance. I was thrilled to discover that I had a 4 week placement with the regional RSPB office in Norwich. ...
  • Blog Post: RSPB offers fantastic opportunity to kick start a career in conservation this Christmas - I did it, and so could you!

    Are you looking to develop a career in conservation, or maybe you're disillusioned with your job and want to make a difference in a new area or work? This is an opportunity that's close to my heart because I actually started out with the RSPB in this very internship! It's a great way in...
  • Blog Post: The best exotic marigold bird watch

    Blogger: Neil Santy, Volunteer (Business Partnerships) Perhaps you’ve seen the film; the one with Dev Patel, Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson? Well, the hotel really does exist! We went to visit on a recent holiday out in the wilds of Rajasthan, and although it was fascinating...
  • Blog Post: A touch of Norfolk, a home for Wildlife

    Blogger: Mary Gamblin, Eastern England Regional Office Volunteer Waking on a sunny morning is always a joy but especially now as I look out at my glorious bird cherry tree in full blossom - without even leaving my bed! It's tall and slender, growing between a wild cherry and a whitebeam and now...
  • Blog Post: Together for Trees.

    Blogger - Lili Kumar Together for Trees is the RSPB’s partnership with Tesco. Together, we can use their influence to educate, inspire and help people and business to embrace a more sustainable way of living and working for the future. Tesco has been independently acknowledged by the Carbon...