Across the UK, the variety of species and habitats is outstanding - but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. 41% of the UK's wildlife is in decline.
We're determined to stop this happening, but we urgently need your help!
Community fundraising is crucial for the RSPB, as it allows us to continue the work we do to protect UK’s natural habitats and our unique wildlife.
Our “pin badge scheme” is one of our most successful fundraising initiatives, thanks to our almost 1,500 committed pin badge volunteers across the UK.
A volunteer can raise thousands of pounds a year to support our conservation projects just by managing a few pin badge boxes! In England we raise over £850K annually and aspire to fundraise over 1 million in the future each year. The more we fundraise in our communities, the more we can do to protect nature where we are! Can you help us?
Joining our team of pin badge volunteers means that you will be crucial in running the RSPB pin badge scheme in your local area. We will support you to place 1 to 5 pin badge boxes in your chosen venues.
Pin badge boxes can be placed at numerous types of sites including shops, garden centres, offices, tourist attractions, hotels, cafes and pubs. Once a pin badge box has been placed, 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. Simple!
One great aspect of this volunteering role is its flexibility and it can be easily done at a time that suits you best.
We will provide you with all the necessary support, advice and resources needed, so you can get started and succeed in your role. You will never feel alone, as continuous friendly support will be provided throughout your volunteering activity. The RSPB pin badge volunteering is a rewarding activity that will allow you to develop a number of important transferable skills while being part of the largest wildlife conservation charity in the UK.
So, if you feel keen to help us save more nature just by devoting few hours per month, please join us today!
"As an RSPB pin badge volunteer for over 20 years with over 26 sites which I visited on a monthly or bi-weekly basis, I can honestly say I have enjoyed every minute! It’s a great, enjoyable, useful and rewarding voluntary job, which can be fitted in as you do your own shopping. All were happy to have an RSPB pin badge box on their counters". - Carole, RSPB fundraiser pin badge volunteer
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING
APPROACHING VARIOUS SITES IN YOUR LOCAL AREA AND ASK THEM TO SUPPORT THE RSPB BY HOSTING A PIN BADGE BOX IN THEIR PREMISES. COLLECTING THE DONATIONS FROM YOUR BOXES AND BANK THEM, ONCE EVERY 4-6 WEEKS. TOPPING UP YOUR BOXES WITH EXTRA PIN BADGES, WHERE NECESSARY. ENSURING THAT PIN BADGE BOXES ARE IN A GOOD CONDITION, REPLACE WHERE NECESSARY. USING ROBINS, OUR USER-FRIENDLY ONLINE PLATFORM, TO RECORD YOUR BANKED DONATIONS.
THE SKILLS YOU NEED
NO KNOWLEDGE OF BIRDS OR WILDLIFE IS REQUIRED - SOME GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND AN ABILITY TO LIAISE WITH YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY LINKS ARE MORE IMPORTANT FOR THIS ROLE. NUMERACY, RECORD-KEEPING SKILLS AND THE ABILITY TO HANDLE CASH EFFICIENTLY AND ACCURATELY. BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY. AN ABILITY TO USE YOUR OWN INITIATIVE. AVAILABLE FOR A FEW HOURS EACH MONTH. PASSION AND ENTHUSIASM TO HELP US GIVE NATURE A HOME.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU
AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP VARIOUS SKILLS AND BOOST YOUR CV, SUCH AS FUNDRAISING, COMMUNICATION, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING. ALSO, YOU’LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A GOOD INSIGHT ON THE CONSERVATION WORK OF THE RSPB. FULL TRAINING AND SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR VOLUNTEERING. THE ROLE IS HIGHLY FLEXIBLE, WORKING AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE – JUST A FEW HOURS PER MONTH, TO SUIT YOUR LIFESTYLE. MAKE ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY LINKS AND MEET NEW PEOPLE IN YOUR LOCAL AREA. REASONABLE VOLUNTEERING EXPENSES WILL BE REIMBURSED. BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG – A VAST MOVEMENT WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP SAVE NATURE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RSPB IS COMMITTED TO SOCIAL INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY. WE WANT TO SUPPORT EVERYONE TO UNLOCK THEIR POTENTIAL AND BETTER REFLECT THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH WE WORK. WE WARMLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM ALL PARTS OF THE COMMUNITY TO APPLY FOR THIS VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY AND BE PART OF OUR DIVERSE MOVEMENT TO SAVE NATURE.
WE ASK FOR A SUGGESTED DONATION OF £1 PER BADGE AND, ON AVERAGE, EACH BOX RAISES £150 PER YEAR FOR THE RSPB. OUR CURRENT RANGE HAS OVER 200 HIGH QUALITY AND ATTRACTIVE BADGE DESIGNS, DEPICTING UK WILDLIFE.
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.
NO KNOWLEDGE OF BIRDS OR WILDLIFE IS REQUIRED
SOME GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND AN ABILITY TO LIAISE WITH YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY LINKS ARE MORE IMPORTANT FOR THIS ROLE.
NUMERACY, RECORD-KEEPING SKILLS AND THE ABILITY TO HANDLE CASH EFFICIENTLY AND ACCURATELY.
BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY.
AN ABILITY TO USE YOUR OWN INITIATIVE.
AVAILABLE FOR A FEW HOURS EACH MONTH.
PASSION AND ENTHUSIASM TO HELP US GIVE NATURE A HOME
- Diversity and equal opportunities policy
- Age restrictions
- Child Protection
- Complaints Policy
- Confidentially Policy
- DBS check required
- Ex Offenders
- Expenses reimbursed
REASONABLE VOLUNTEERING EXPENSES WILL BE REIMBURSED.
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Suitable for Supported Volunteering
- Suitable for Under 16's
Parental consent required
- Suitable for Under 18's
Parental consent required
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Vulnerable Adults Policy
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 27/09/2021
End Date: 31/12/2030
Immediate start, ongoing volunteering, no specific timetable required. The Pin badge volunteer role is highly flexible, working around someone's schedule. Just few hours per month, to suit your lifestyle.
This opportunity is available Countywide.
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