RSPB Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC037654

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.

Current opportunities

Volunteers will learn about reserve management and become part of a small team and learn about the running of the reserve. Volunteers will have the chance to enjoy the reserve and to build up skills. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe’s largest conservation charity. This is a great opportunity to make a difference on a nature reserve near you. Our work helps maintain and improve valuable habitats for wildlife and an important resource for the local community. It will be a chance to get to know part of your local environment, learn some new skills and about nature conservation. All of that whilst being out in the lovely outdoors and meeting new people. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

Tasks will include: Leading on delivering RSPB's standardised learning activities to primary school children, each of the three workshops last 90 minutes and focuses predominantly on learning outdoors; Inspiring children about wildlif, facilitating their learning during activities; Assisting with equipment and resource maintenance as necessary; Regularly checking and responding to emails as this will be our primary method of communicating with you and for sending school requests through to you.

We have over 200 different designs of wildlife pin badges at a suggested donation of £1, raising significant funds for the RSPB (over £560,000 in the UK in 2015!). Pin badge boxes are placed in various local business, so that people wear a pin and support our work with nature. This is where we need your help- to place the boxes, and then collect and bank the funds every 4-6 weeks, simple!

An RSPB Pin Badge Box contains a fantastic selection of beautiful pin badges of birds and other animals that appeal to everyone! Pin badges are an easy way to raise valuable funds to assist the RSPB's nature and wildlife conservation work. By placing and visiting pin badge boxes in shops and busy locations near you, you can raise a potential £1,000 every year for the RSPB! Looking after a box is an enjoyable opportunity to get out and about in your local area, to meet people and chat to them about the RSPB and its work. If you can help look after some of these in your local area, we would love to hear from you! Appropriate training and friendly support will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. No knowledge of birds required!