RSPB Scotland (Aberdeen)

Charity registered in Scotland SC037654

Our work is driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to protect birds and the environment. Bird populations reflect the health of the planet on which our future depends.
The need for an effective bird conservation organisation has never been greater. Climate change, agricultural intensification, expansion of urban areas and transport infrastructure, and over-exploitation of our seas all pose major threats to birds.

The RSPB could not exist without its supporters and members. Whether you join us, give a donation, purchase items from us or undertake voluntary work, your support is vital to the future of birds and the places where they live.


Current opportunities

The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. By volunteering your time and talents you can help us increase our impact and save more nature. Do you remember the thrill of finding your first ladybird? As part of the RSPB's aim to connect as many children as possible to nature we'll be descending on primary schools ready to deliver our inspiring outreach sessions. They're designed to give teachers and pupils the support they need to explore the natural world around them. The sessions are fun and interactive, allowing plenty of opportunities for first-hand experiences of nature whether it be bug hunting, birdwatching or finding daisies. We're looking for volunteers with a real passion for enthusing children about the natural world to play a key part in this project. Following a period of shadowing the Schools Outreach Officer we'd ask you to take the lead on delivering three different workshops with classes of children (age range between 5-12yrs). These workshops are aimed at inspiring them to get close up to what creeps, crawls and flies in their school grounds. Teachers would be present at all times and full training and support is provided to all RSPB volunteers. An excellent opportunity to play a vital part in inspiring children about the natural world, build skills and learn/develop new skills, boost your CV ( we'd supply you with a reference) and enjoy being part of a professional team. For further details please contact: Fiona Dobie, Schools Outreach Officer on email fiona.dobie@rspb.org.uk or tel: 01224 624824.

An RSPB pin badge volunteer plays a vital role in raising funds within their local community, helping to give nature a home across the country. The role involves looking after an existing pin badge box site, or placing new ones, topping it up with badges, collecting and banking funds, as well as recording monies online and ordering replacement stock. For just a couple of hours each month, a little time makes a huge difference to the RSPB’s work. The role is flexible to suit the volunteer’s existing commitments and full training and support will be provided. Travel expenses can be reclaimed to ensure the volunteer is not out-of-pocket. It is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to boost their skills and make a difference through volunteering, helping to save Scotland’s wildlife and habitats. For more details please contact Lynne Hayton at E Mail: lynne.hayton@rspb.org.uk or Tel No: 01224 624824.

-Why we want you Scotland is amazing 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. Our community fundraising volunteers are the local face of the RSPB. Last year, in Scotland, the team raised an incredible £147,000 in donations from our pin badge and collection boxes, and almost £1 million nationally. Could you help us raise even more? -What do we ask of you? 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! -What’s in it for you? *Be part of something big – a vast movement working together to help save nature. *The role is flexible, working around you – just a few hours per month, to suit your lifestyle. *An opportunity to develop your fundraising skills and boost your CV. *Make additional community links and meet new people in your local area. No knowledge of birds or wildlife is required – just a passion and enthusiasm to help us give nature a home. Appropriate training and friendly support will be provided, and your travel expenses can be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation charities. A great opportunity to be involved with a major charity and make a difference-all help is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Lynne Hayton at E Mail: lynne.hayton@rspb.org.uk or Tel No: 01224 624824.

-Why we want you Scotland is amazing 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. Our community fundraising volunteers are the local face of the RSPB. Last year, in Scotland, the team raised an incredible £147,000 in donations from our pin badge and collection boxes, and almost £1 million nationally. Could you help us raise even more? -What do we ask of you? 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! -What’s in it for you? *Be part of something big – a vast movement working together to help save nature. *The role is flexible, working around you – just a few hours per month, to suit your lifestyle. *An opportunity to develop your fundraising skills and boost your CV. *Make additional community links and meet new people in your local area. No knowledge of birds or wildlife is required – just a passion and enthusiasm to help us give nature a home. Appropriate training and friendly support will be provided, and your travel expenses can be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We also play a leading role in a worldwide partnership of nature conservation charities. A great opportunity to be involved with a major charity and make a difference-all help is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Gemma Millar E Mail: Gemma.Millar@rspb.org.uk / Tel: 07595 464 658.