You can volunteer for us in hundreds of ways. Explore these pages to find an opportunity which suits you.

These pages should help to show you what volunteering is really like. Whatever you decide to do, you'll be helping our work for wildlife and the environment.

Latest opportunities

547 Volunteering opportunities. Updated daily

Picks of the week

GIS & Mapping Volunteer

Merlin is our Geographic Information System and mapping system. It holds millions of species, site, habitat, casework and species protection records. We need your help to keep this in top condition!

Ongoing
Exe Estuary Reserve
1 day per week
Office and administration, Practical conservation, Surveying wildlife

Reserve Assistant

Infrastructure checking our sites - a good excuse for a walk!

Ongoing
Exe Estuary Reserve
Flexible - but 1-2 hours per week desirable
Practical conservation

Volunteer Administration Support - Norwich

Ongoing
Eastern England Regional Office
From half day up to 3 days per week (Can be shared with other volunteers)
Office and administration

Residential Volunteer - Short term - Anglesey Reserves

August - Oct 2019
South Stack, Anglesey
1 week Saturday to Saturday
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Membership Secretary - Exeter & District Local Group

The Exeter & District Local Group plays a vital role supporting the RSPB locally. We are looking for someone to become part of the group as our Membership Secretary!

Ongoing
At home
4-15 hours per month
Office and administration, Volunteering at home, Community groups

Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Saltholme

From May 2019
Saltholme
5 months
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering

Creative administrator and archivist

Our archiving and filing system hasn't been touched for many years – it works, but it could be so much better. Can you help?

Ongoing
UKHQ Creative Services
1 day per week. 9-5:15
Office and administration

Switchboard Operator/Receptionist

Can you help our switchboard team in answering calls and meeting and greeting our visitors?

Ongoing
UKHQ CentServ, Reception Services
Hours to be arranged
Office and administration

Can't find a role that suits you?

Volunteer at the Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre

If you can find what you're looking for, please get in contact with us.

It was through volunteering with the RSPB that I gained the confidence to write about wildlife for my church magazine. You see, I have learned so much – everyone is approachable and keen to share their knowledge with you.

Helen Long, office-based volunteer

What's it like to volunteer for the RSPB?

Hilary Brooker-Carey is a volunteer warden for Coquet Island and keeps an eye on the island to protect the seabirds, especially the roseate terns, Britain's rarest breeding seabird.

Hilary Brooker-Carey is a volunteer warden for Coquet Island and keeps an eye on the island to protect the seabirds, especially the roseate terns, Britain's rarest breeding seabird.

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