Second Hand Binoculars Scheme Assistant - St Martins

Monday 5 November 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
St Martins

What we're looking for

Our volunteer-run Second-Hand Binoculars Scheme is running at a steady level of popularity and demand, with many pieces of equipment being donated and sent out each month. Initially we are looking for someone to assist our lead volunteer in inspecting the binoculars, telescopes and other optical equipment we receive. This would involve 1 day a month at our distribution centre, St Martins, near Bedford, depending on donations received and demand, but days and times will be flexible at the volunteers' convenience.

The skills you need

An interest in and experience of binoculars and other optical equipment would be useful, though not essential, as would an interest in conservation issues.

Your time

1 day a month depending on quantities of binoculars received
All year round

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to contribute to the effectiveness of RSPB work - our second-hand binocular scheme has provided thousands of pieces of optical equipment to conservation and education projects in more than 90 countries, but we simply wouldn't be able to fulfil this need without the time, effort, and skills of volunteers. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and gain new skills, knowing that others are directly benefiting from your actions. The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply


Heather Mitchell, UKHQ International Division
Tel: 01767 680551


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing – help us keep it that way.

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