RSPB Youth Council

RSPB Youth Council

 

Someday, the next generation will take over responsibility for protecting the nature we all care about. But one group of young people is already taking action to save it.

Meet the Youth Council, our bright, energetic young champions of nature. Many of them are not yet old enough to vote, but they’re already stepping up to change their world.

Rachel has been to the Houses of Parliament to address MPs. Kabir campaigns for conservation on social media. And James recently organised an online concert over Instagram that raised enough money to protect 2.5 acres of threatened Ecuadorian rainforest.

 

Encouraging and empowering action

The 10 members of the Youth Council represent the RSPB's teenage supporters. They have roles and responsibilities, each member taking charge of separate areas, such as wellbeing or campaigning. They bring fresh and diverse perspectives to what we do as an organisation, and we take their opinions seriously, consulting them regularly for their views on our work.

The Youth Council’s voices are helping to shape our new RSPB 2030 strategy. They represent the RSPB at events and speak on our behalf. And they are formidable campaigners, writing, speaking and lobbying to make nature’s voice heard in their schools, their local area, their social networks, and beyond. They’re making a real difference.

And they get a lot out of it. Being a Council member is a terrific opportunity for personal development. They get hands-on at RSPB conservation camps, gain a host of CV-boosting skills, influence RSPB projects, speak publicly at a variety of events, and hone their writing skills by contributing to Wingbeat magazine.

Thanks to young people like this, nature’s future is in good hands.

Meet the team

Meet our current members of the Youth Council and find out why they joined and what they have enjoyed over the past year. And here, some of our current council members share what they love about it:

Meet our current members of the Youth Council and find out why they joined and what they have enjoyed over the past year.

And here, some of our current council members share what they love about it:

Young people protesting outside Parliament

Are you or do you know a young person with a passion for nature?

The RSPB has always been passionate about kindling a love of nature in young people. It’s vital that the next generation cares about and feels part of nature.

We have more than a quarter of a million youth members. That makes us the largest youth nature conservation organisation in the world.

Young members get a Wild Welcome Pack and regular magazines tailored to their age – all created to nurture their curiosity and inspire a passion for the nature on their doorstep.

Buy a gift membership for a young person in your life today, and begin their journey of discovery.