Donate your old and unwanted optics equipment – binoculars, telescopes and tripods

Donate your old and unwanted optics equipment – binoculars, telescopes and tripods

Monday 24 February 2014
Vacancy type:
I've got less than an hour
Various locations

What we're looking for

For almost 30 years, in conjunction with our working Partners under the auspices of Birdlife International, the RSPB has been supporting overseas conservation organisations, education groups and communities by providing literally thousands of pairs of second-hand binoculars and telescopes. By donating to us any unwanted optics equipment that is in good working order we can continue to support bird-related groups and projects round the world. They have little or no money and are grateful for even the most basic equipment to help their conservation activities.

The skills you need

Look to see if you have any old optics equipment at the back of a cupboard, in the attic or garage. If it is in reasonable condition please send it to us and after giving it a brief check over we will arrange onward transportation to a deserving group. Follow this link to donate your optics equipment. You will find our address and also the various other ways that equipment can be forwarded to us.

Your time

up to 15 minutes
All year round

What's in it for you?

You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your old pair of binoculars or scope is being put to good use and making a contribution to saving nature somewhere in the world. Giving nature a home is relevant worldwide, not just in the UK.

How to apply


Volunteering Co-ordinator, UKHQ RSPB Headquarters
Tel: 01767 680551


There are many different actions you can take as an individual that when combined with other people's actions make a massive impact in giving nature a home. These are things that are quick and easy that you can fit into your lifestyle. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

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