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 celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. 

At the RSPB, we like to use this week to recognise and thank our volunteers for the incredible contribution they make to help us give nature a home. Our volunteers come from all walks of life with a wide and diverse set of skills, passions and talents. They are involved in every aspect of our work, from the more traditional outdoor practical volunteering roles, including reserve work parties and the very popular Residential Volunteering Scheme, to more unusual roles including graphic designers, finance experts, fundraisers, drivers, electricians and many more. The list is as amazing and varied as they are! 

This week we will be asking our staff to take a look around and appreciate work that is carried out every day by one of our star volunteers. It might be through inspiring the next generation and creating connections to nature, a conservation project that they manage, or the beautifully woven willow fences in the car park. All these things add up and our organisation wouldn’t be able to accomplish as much as it does without them!

Look out for a selection of stories from across the organisation on our Volunteering blog, come and join the discussion on our volunteering Facebook page and let us know how you are helping us make the difference for nature, we would love to hear from you!

Thank you for all that you do.

Alan Murray

Head of Volunteering

You can find out more about Volunteering at the RSPB and browse current opportunities here.

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