• Volunteer Case Study – South & West Scotland

    My first introduction to the RSPB was through my postgraduate student placement at RSPB Scotland as a science communication assistant. It was my love of nature that led me to make RSPB Scotland my first choice for my placement and it did not disappoi...
    • 1 Feb 2019
  • Calling all RSPB Cymru volunteers! Are you interested in becoming a nature policy advocate?

    We are delighted to have received funding from the Welsh Government to explore the potential of involving volunteers to increase our ability to engage with a greater range and number of nature policy issues throughout Wales. By doing this, we ho...
    • 14 Dec 2018
  • Minibeasts, allotments and giant cabbages all in a days work - a Volunteer Community Engagement Intern tale!

    Emily Panter was initially hesitant about her new role with the RSPB... If you get the chance to volunteer for the community engagement internship with RSPB then do it! There has never been a better time to do something than now. I can honestly...
    • 5 Oct 2018
  • BBC Countryfile Live: a fantastic team effort creates an impressive display

    How a group of intrepid volunteers helped create our stand for the Countryfile Live event... It all began back in February at Hope Farm with five volunteers briefed and ready to start building our main event feature for the stand, which came to...
    • 23 Aug 2018
  • Health Concerns? Do Yourself A Favour. Volunteer!

    Natalie Harrison takes a look at how Volunteering with us can have many positive impacts on your health... Making a difference lies at the heart of what it is to be a volunteer. Undoubtedly, we have a positive effect on the lives of those around...
    • 20 Jul 2018
  • Volunteer - And Fly High In Your Career!

    Natalie Harrison looks at some of the many ways in which volunteering with the RSPB can benefit your career... Sharing is caring - we all know that. But did you ever stop to think that volunteering could be more than simply a selfless activity?...
    • 13 Jul 2018
  • One step closer to my dream job

    As part of our nationwide Volunteers’ Week running from 1 to 7 June, today’s blog was written by Laura Humphries, a Marketing & Events Assistant volunteer based in Northern Ireland, about her placement at the RSPB. As part of my...
    • 7 Jun 2018
  • Puffineers and puffarazzi: the snap-happy volunteers helping puffins

    As part of our nationwide Volunteers’ Week running from 1 to 7 June , today’s blog is brought to you by Georgia Longmoor on her experience working on Project Puffin. Last spring we set out to find out why puffins are now as vulnerable to...
    • 6 Jun 2018
  • An excellent day out - Carpentry, planting and plenty of pizza

    As part of our nationwide Volunteers’ Week running from 1 to 7 June , today’s blog is about a group of volunteers from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the second largest professional services firm in the world, and their day of volunteering at Chorlton...
    • 5 Jun 2018
  • Wild adventures on an island rich in wildlife

    As part of our nationwide Volunteers’ Week running from 1 to 7 June, today’s blog is brought to you by Davene Everett about her experiences volunteering on Havergate Island. I started volunteering on Havergate after a conversation with...
    • 3 Jun 2018
  • Local heroes

    As part of our nationwide Volunteers’ Week running from 1 to 7 June, today’s blog focuses on the 10 th anniversary of the RSPB Torbay & South Devon Team. The Team was formed in 2008 so is coming up for its 10th anniversary this year...
    • 2 Jun 2018
  • A huge thank you to our volunteers

    RSPB Head of Volunteering Alan Murray gives a heartfelt thank you to all of our volunteers, without whom we could not do all the work we do... Did you know that today is the first day of national Volunteers' Week 2018 ? The 1 to 7 June is the annual...
    • 1 Jun 2018
  • National Volunteers’ Week 2018 is coming…

    National Volunteers' week runs from 1 to 7 June each year. During this annual national celebration of all that volunteers do we are taking the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ by talking about their fantastic contribution and sharing some...
    • 29 May 2018
  • Five volunteers, some recycled wood and hey presto – one RSPB event stand!

    David Reeves, a retired teacher, tells us about the volunteering work he is doing alongside four other enthusiastic volunteers on the RSPB event stand for the BBC Countryfile Live show, taking place at Blenheim Palace (2-5 August 2018). Thursday;...
    • 18 May 2018
  • What Volunteering is right for me?

    Volunteering your time and talents to help others, whether it be an individual, organisation or company is both hugely rewarding for the volunteer and greatly appreciated by the recipient. In this day and age the gift of time is increasingly precious...
    • 11 May 2018
  • Six unforgettable months with #WildCardiff

    Lucy Macnamara discovered the joys of volunteering as a Community Engagement Voluntary Intern... Out of all the amazing things I’ve done, experienced and had the pleasure of being involved in this is by far the most challenging. How do I sum...
    • 9 Mar 2018
  • What volunteering can do for you, and what you can give back

    ‘As soon as I walked in to my first meeting, I immediately thought that this was something that needed to be shared with a wider audience. The group holds some fascinating talks and walks and I knew a lot more people would be interested in attending...
    • 28 Feb 2018
  • My last ‘end-of-term’ message...

    Dear colleagues, friends, fellow volunteers and supporters of the RSPB With my spell as Council Chairman complete, this is the last ‘end-of-term’ message that I’ll be writing. It’s been a fantastic five years – made...
    • 31 Oct 2017
  • 5 reasons Residential Volunteering is a must!

    Residential Volunteering opens up a whole world of opportunities, from meeting new people and getting closer to nature to boosting your CV and gaining new skills. Here, Glasgow University student Lorna Beattie tells us all about her experience at our...
    • 13 Oct 2017
  • Volunteering with RSPB Cymru

    Guest blog by RSPB Cymru Volunteer, Sian Bettley My name is Sian Bettley. I am 14 years old and I have just finished my first three months volunteering with RSPB Cymru. I haven’t volunteered for a charity or organisation before but the RSPB was...
    • 6 Oct 2017
  • Wildlife Supporter Advisor Volunteer - join the team!

    They say variety is the spice of life, well this (perhaps, rather unsurprisingly) also applies to a typical day with the Wildlife team of the Supporter Services department here at the Lodge (RSPB Headquarters) in Sandy, Bedfordshire. Despite our mixture...
    • 22 Sep 2017
  • Inspiring the Next Generation to Save Nature

    Aldi Schools Outreach Project - connecting children to nature via our fabulous volunteers! Can you name every flower in your garden? Do you recognise bird calls? Can you spot the difference between a frog and a toad? The sad truth is that many of these...
    • 29 Aug 2017
  • GET INVOLVED: Other ways of helping nature

    Last September we advertised some opportunities on the Countryside Job Service website called “It’s not just about getting muddy at the RSPB” which could have easily been written today at RSPB Cors Ddyga! As well as plenty of outdoor...
    • 27 Jul 2017
  • Volunteering at RSPB Cors Ddyga

    guest blog by RSPB Cymru Volunteer, John Lamb My name is John, I've been volunteering for the RSPB since I took early retirement in 2001. However, months before retiring I decided to study the environment through the Open University and to gain...
    • 26 Jul 2017
  • GET INVOLVED: New volunteering opportunities at RSPB Cors Ddyga

    Yesterday we told you a bit about the story and achievements at RSPB Cors Ddyga (formally knows as RSPB Malltraeth Marsh). If you would like to refresh your mind, please have a look to the last blog here: http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/getinvolved...
    • 25 Jul 2017