Seed mix spreading by RSPB staff and volunteers, part of Cirl Bunting protection, RSPB Labrador Bay nature reserve, Devon

About volunteering

At the RSPB over 12,000 take action and volunteer. By collaborating with volunteers we are able to make a bigger, better impact for nature and the environment

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Volunteering with us

There are more than 12,000 fantastic volunteers and between them, they contribute almost one million hours every year! Our volunteering roles can be tailored to your skills, interests and circumstances.

 

You do not have to be an RSPB member to volunteer with us, you don't even have to be a bird or wildlife expert to volunteer for us. There are many ways you can get involved with our work. If you don't know a robin from a redwing, it really doesn't matter.

"The outlook and attitude of the staff makes the RSPB a very easy organisation to volunteer for. Everyone is very friendly and accommodating. You are made to feel part of the team and trusted. You are given something you want to do and, in my experience, then left alone to deliver which is great."

Colin Hawkins, Community Fundraising volunteer, The Lodge, Sandy

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What's it like to volunteer with the RSPB?

Hilary Brooker-Carey, a volunteer warden for Coquet Island keeping an eye on the island to protect the seabirds, shares her experiences as an RSPB volunteer. 

 

Any time you can spare as an RSPB volunteer will be hugely appreciated and will help our vital work for birds, other wildlife and the environment.

Find your dream opportunity below

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Have more questions?

Explore our frequently asked questions to find out more about volunteering with the RSPB

For more information about volunteering

If you can’t find the sort of volunteering role you’re looking for from our listed opportunities, please do get in touch so we can help you find the right role for you!

England- engvolunteers@rspb.org.uk

Northern Ireland-nivolunteers@rspb.org.uk

Scotland- scotvolunteers@rspb.org.uk

Wales- cymruvolunteers@rspb.org.uk

UKHQ volunteers- ukhqvolunteers@rspb.org.uk

Residential Volunteering- rvsbookings@rspb.org.uk

A RSPB volunteer standing in a field observing wildlife through binoculars