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RSPB local groups are a great way to meet friendly, like-minded people in your area, while learning more about birds and wildlife.
Run by volunteers, you can be as involved as you like with your local group. Whether, you just take part in the extensive events program that each group organises, or get more involved with the everyday running of the group organising talks, walks, fundraising, or looking after the group's finances, you will be helping make a real difference to conservation in the UK.
For young people aged 8-12 we offer RSPB Wildlife Explorer Groups and for teenagers RSPB Phoenix Groups. Like our local groups, they offer young people the opportunity to meet others who share their interest in birds and wildlife.
These groups are run by appropriately screened and vetted volunteers who are passionate about inspiring future generations to take an interest in the environment around them.
Found a sick or injured bird? The RSPCA (England and Wales), SSPCA (Scotland) and USPCA (Northern Ireland) are the national charities that help and advise on sick and injured birds and animals. The RSPB does not run bird hospitals or a rescue service.