Diversity and Inclusion statistics for the volunteer workforce


I'm 25 and have been volunteering with my RSPB local group since the beginning of the year. It's very rewarding and enjoyable. I also appreciate the opportunity it's given me; it's great to action my love for nature and know that I'm part of a like-minded community, working together alongside a charity with goals close to my beliefs.

I hope that an admin or staff member can help me answer this question.

I'd like to know what the diversity and inclusion rates are for the volunteer workforce. How many volunteers are there in total, and what are the ratios like in terms of representation for the following? 

- Gender
- Age

In terms of transparency, is there a place where volunteers can find this info themselves? Is there anyone who's working on this internally on behalf of volunteers, and is looking in to ensuring that a broad selection of applicants are going volunteer roles? 

Would be interested in hearing how equal representation is weighted in this area :) 

Thanks, keep up the amazing work!


  • H Jack
    Anyone from the RSPB is very scarce on here so you may not get an answer, try filling this form in and see if you can contact them this way www.rspb.org.uk/.../

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  • Hi Jack,

    Thanks for your volunteering, its great that you are finding it rewarding.

    We are committed to equality and diversity and understanding our own workforce (employees and volunteers), and how this benchmarks us against other organisations, I'll find all the information to answer your questions and get back to you soon with a response.

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  • Hey - thanks. I'll bear that contact form in mind :)

    And thanks - anything you can afford to share hear with me about it would be gratefully received! If you'd prefer to chat over email, ping me privately through the Community and we could continue that way.
  • Hi Jack,

    I've sent you a DM answering your specific questions but for anyone else interested you can find our RSPB Equality, Diversity and Inclusion position statement which is on the “key management policies” on our website at www.rspb.org.uk/.../. It gives an overview of our approach and some specifics around targets until 2022.



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