RSPB South East Essex Local Group Volunteer Roles Vacant

We are looking for volunteers for the following roles:



Fund Raising Co-ordinator
Fund Raising is a key function of the Local Group and all monies raised are sent to the RSPB to enable them to continue the conservation work done in the UK and around the world.
Since the RSPB South East Essex Local Group’s inception in September 1983 the LG members have raised thousands of pounds towards this goal.

Historically fundraising was achieved by public engagement through jumble sales, quiz nights and stalls at local fetes and fairs and latterly with coffee mornings held at the WI Hall at Rochford and coach trips. Now the only source of funds is the 100 Club and Zoom donations from LG members.
A new LG (local group) Fund raising Co-Ordinator does not need any knowledge of wildlife.

As Fund raising Co-Ordinator you will need:
To find and book venues where there is a lot of public foot fall for coffee mornings once, possibly twice, a year.
To do the above well in advance so that the dates can be entered into the newsletter distributed in August each year.
To investigate the possibility of a stall at local events.
To arrange tin shakes at local supermarkets.
To co-ordinate rotas of LG member volunteers to attend these events.
To be prepared to sell suitable donated goods on eBay or Facebook Market Place
To liaise with the Group Leader to advertise these events.
The skills you need:
To have good interpersonal and communication skills,
To be numerate and able to keep accurate records,
To be computer literate with internet and email access,
To be friendly and open with the ability to delegate and the enthusiasm to motivate others,
To understand the principles of General Data Protection Regulations,
To attend LG Committee meetings held once or twice a year.

Are you the person to fulfil this role or do you know someone who could? Full support would be provided to anyone who volunteers for as long as necessary.



Coach Trip Organiser.
Coach Trips are outings to suitable Nature Reserves for Local Group members and friends to learn more about birds and wildlife and the conservation work of the RSPB.


Since the RSPB South East Essex Local Group’s inception in September 1983 the coach trips, arranged every season, have been a well-supported and integral part of LG activities.


A new LG (local group) Coach Trip Organiser does not need any knowledge of wildlife but does need to understand the suitability of a Reserve for a coach trip.


As Coach Trip Organiser you will need:
To find the most cost-effective coach company to provide trips, historically this has always been Cooks Coaches.
To decide which reserves would be suitable to visit next season.
To liaise with the LG Walks Organiser to ensure that dates of events do not clash.
To liaise with the coach company to decide where and when to visit.
To do the above well in advance so that the dates can be entered into the LG Walks leaflet distributed in August each year.
To liaise with the coach company to set as few pickup points in the local area as necessary and to ensure that the Coach driver knows that a short comfort break on the outward journey would be required.
Investigate the average cost of a coach trip seat for the season and set this as the seat price for all that season’s trips.
Calculate the number of seats needed to be sold to break even, including the driver’s tip.
It is hoped that bookings from members will be made through the website and paid for in advance by Bank Transfer or Cheque. (No payment No seat). No cash handling required, and it is not acceptable to pay on the day of the trip.
Liaise with LG Treasurer to co-ordinate the above.
Liaise with the Group Leader to advertise these events.
The skills you need:
To be numerate and able to keep accurate records,
To have good interpersonal and communication skills,
To be computer literate with internet and email access,
To be able to use a Spreadsheet package would be desirable but not obligatory.
To understand the principles of General Data Protection Regulations,
Attend LG Committee meetings held once or twice a year.
Are you the person to fulfil this role or do you know someone who could? Full support would be provided to anyone who volunteers for as long as necessary.


Protecting habitats, saving species, and helping to end the nature and climate emergency. Nature is in crisis. Together we can save it. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity. England and Wales no.207076, Scotland no.SC037654