Uist Volunteer Fundraiser

Do you live on the North Uist, Benebcula or South Uist or any of the surrounding islands and fancy a new challenge? Can you help us support your local area?

Saturday 23 March 2019
Vacancy type:
Raise money to save nature, Volunteering at home
North Scotland

What we're looking for

We would like you to visit a variety of local shops, cafes, vets and other local attractions with a view to encouraging them to take an RSPB pin badge box and then revisit once a month to collect money and top up the badges for us. For this particular role we are looking at placing boxes throughout Uist, from Berneray to Eriskay, however we would be delighted with any suggestions you wish to make. Our community fundraising volunteers are the local face of the RSPB. Last year, in Scotland, the team raised an incredible £225,000 in donations from our pin badge and collection boxes, and almost £1 million nationally. Could you help us raise even more? Scotland is an amazing place for wildlife. The variety of species and habitats is outstanding but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. 10% of all UK species are now under threat. We're determined to stop this happening, but we urgently need your help. When you join our team of over 1,500 volunteers, who are crucial to the running of our pin badge scheme, we will support you to place 1 to 5 boxes in your chosen area. To ensure we follow charity fundraising regulations, the donations from your boxes will need banking every 4 6 weeks, and the pin badges will need topping up. You will then report the income on our user friendly online system and place an order for any additional stock you may need. This can all be done at a time that suits you. Simple!

The skills you need

We need self-motivated, confident volunteers to help us expand our network of charity collection boxes and pin badge boxes. The right person will have a friendly and personable approach, be independent, customer focussed and be happy working on own their initiative. The right person may also have some sales/negotiation experience though this is not essential. Local knowledge of shops, businesses and tourist attractions near you will be helpful. A full driving licence is desirable but not essential.

Your time

1 to 2 days per month
All year round

What's in it for you?

This is a challenging but stimulating role. An enjoyable opportunity to get out and about in your local area to meet people and chat to them about the RSPB and its work in North Scotland. It is an opportunity to know you are assisting the RSPB in achieving its conservation goals by increasing our fundraising work in your local area. This is a great way to get some community fundraising experience and an opportunity to learn more about RSPB Scotland and our work in your area. 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


Helen Cromarty, North Scotland Regional Office
Tel: 01463 715000
Email: Helen.Cromarty@rspb.org.uk


No knowledge of birds required although it can be a great opportunity to get to grips with bird or other wildlife ID if desired. Appropriate training and friendly support will be provided and expenses will be re imbursed 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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