Description

RSPB Scotland are currently looking for pin badge volunteers in Falkirk and the surrounding areas to help us raise vital funds for nature. This role involves placing pin badge boxes in sites in your local area (e.g. cafes, shops) and visiting them every 4-6 weeks to collect the income raised.

It's a great way to get involved with RSPB Scotland, and volunteers can raise thousands of pounds a year to support our conservation projects just by managing a few pin badge boxes. This role is perfect for anyone looking to volunteer flexibly for a few hours per month and who enjoys meeting new people. This role is suitable for under 18’s.

This role involves approaching various sites in your local area, such as shops or cafes, and asking them to support the RSPB by hosting a pin badge box on their premises. As well as:

  • Collecting the money and topping up your boxes with extra pin badges, every 4 -6 weeks (depending on the site and your convenience).
  • Counting the money and banking the donations from boxes.
  • Ensuring that pin badge boxes are in a good condition, replacing where necessary.
  • Using our user-friendly website to record your banked donations.

This is a rewarding role and offers volunteers the opportunity to:

  • Develop various skills such as fundraising, communication, public relations and marketing.
  • Gain insight into the RSPB’s work.
  • Make additional community links and meet new people in your local area.
  • Undertake training and benefit from support throughout your volunteering.

Most of all this role offers the opportunity to make a difference and to help inspire others to help save nature. You'll be joining an enthuastic and friendly team, and would recieve support throughout your time as a volunteer.

Organisation aims and objectives

The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and other wildlife, helping to create a better world for us all. The RSPB exists to conserve wild birds and the environment. We have more than one million members, over 13,000 volunteers, 1,300 staff, 200 nature reserves, 9 regional offices, 4 country offices... and one vision - to work for a better environment rich in birds and wildlife.

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This role can be very flexible but should take approx 2 hours per month in terms of time commitment.

Restrictions

Experience required: - Good communication skills and an ability to liaise with your local community. - Numeracy, record-keeping skills, and the ability to handle cash efficiently and accurately. - Basic computer literacy. - An ability to use your own initiative. - Passion and enthusiasm to help give nature a home.
Travel details: Can be done from anywhere, venues where pin badges may be popular are located all over!

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage is payable at a rate of 26p for car/motorbike use or full reimbursement of public transport costs.
Training details: Volunteers will receive full training on how to do this role, including discussing where to place pin badge boxes and training in how to bank & record income. The local Community Fundraiser will be regularly in touch with the volunteer to provide support and to answer any questions or concerns (or to just have a chat!).
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.