RSPB Scotland (North Scotland)

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 opportunity

RSPB Scotland are currently looking for pin badge volunteers in Aberdeen City and Shire 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 approximately 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 as well. The role involves approaching various sites in your local area, such as shops or cafes, and asking them to support RSPB Scotland by hosting a pin badge box on their premises. It also includes: -Collecting the money and topping up your boxes with extra pin badges; -Counting and banking the donations from boxes; -Ensuring that pin badge boxes are in a good condition, replacing where necessary; -Recording your banked donation on our user-friendly database. This is a rewarding role and offers volunteers the opportunity to develop various skills such as fundraising, communication, public relations and marketing. You’ll gain insight into the work of RSPB not just in Scotland, but across the UK and globally. You could make additional community links and meet new people in your local area. Undertake any appropriate 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 enthusiastic and friendly team, and would receive support throughout your time as a volunteer. For more details please contact Lynne Hayton at Email: lynne.hayton@rspb.org.uk