RSPB
The RSPB speaks out for wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in the UK with over one million members. Wildlife and the environment face many threats. Our work is focused on the species and habitats that are in the greatest danger. Our work is driven by the passionate belief that birds and wildlife enrich people's…

The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe with over one million members. Wildlife and the environment face many threats. Our work is focused on the species and habitats that are in the greatest danger. Our work is driven by the passionate belief that birds and wildlife enrich people's lives, the health of bird populations is indicative of the health of the planet, on which the future of the human race depends and we all have a responsibility to protect wildlife. We're looking for volunteers from UCL to become a Pin Badge Volunteer for us. The main responsibilities for the role for the volunteers we select are to place and manage one to five pin badge boxes in suitable shops and visitor attractions within your community. We will ask you visit these sites every four weeks (at their convenience), count and bank at any post office or Pay Point location and replenish boxes with pin badges. 

Time commitment

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.
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We provide appropriate PPE that volunteers can order such as face masks and hand sanitiser on our pin badge ordering system called ROBINS. The nature of the role is incredibly flexible so volunteers can visit sites at a time that suits them and the site ensuring social distancing is maintained. We also have a very supportive pin badge volunteering culture and where possible fellow pin badge volunteers can support one another with site visits and the volunteer will receive all the support they need from their London community fundraiser. In addition, a risk assessment is completed prior to embarking on the role to ensure volunteer is not at risk and we will always make sure our volunteers are comfortable in their role and what is required before venturing out.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.