Local group sitting on log

Join our local groups

We have more than 140 RSPB local groups around the UK. Make new friends, learn about our amazing wildlife and support our work to help give nature a home.

Our volunteer-led groups are the face and voice of the RSPB in your local community - groups of people working together to really make a difference for nature where it counts. You can be as involved as you like with your local group. Whether, you take part in the extensive events program which each group organises, or get more involved with the everyday running of the group.

50 years of Local groups


In 2019 our groups are celebrating 50 years since the very first group was formed.

Read the highlights from the last 50 years, see how our groups will be celebrating during 2019 and find out how you can get involved.


Find out more.

Something for everyone

You can be as involved as you like with your local group. Whether, you take part in the extensive events program which each group organises, or get more involved with the everyday running of the group.  

Each group is different and carries out a variety of activities in their local communities, making a difference to conservation in the UK, including:

  • Be inspired at an indoor meeting, with illustrated talks, lashings of tea and coffee and the company of like-minded people 
  • Attend local events and fundraisers
  • Join with other RSPB members
  • Help us with our campaigns 
  • Get fit and healthy doing practical conservation work both on and off reserves
  • Learn impressive identification skills for birds and other wildlife
  • Share you enthusiasm for nature

Find your local group

RSPB Medway local group.
Search for a local group in your area to meet wildlife, make friends and work together for nature.

Youth groups

For young wildlife lovers!

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.

Children in Wildlife Explorer (WEX) t-shirts. Visitors to Rye Meads RSPB reserve
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