Make nature part of your life and community
We must all be part of the change every day: creating wilder spaces, making nature part of our lives and communities and speaking up on its behalf.
If enough of us demonstrate a love for nature that can’t be ignored, we can demand more action from our leaders, and together we can Save Our Wild Isles. Take action in your community today!
When people come together, great things can happen so join your neighbours to build strength in numbers and drive change for nature. Every community can make a difference, from planting wildlife-friendly flowers along your road and managing your local green space to encouraging landowners and local authorities to do their bit.
Do you live in a city, the countryside or in suburbia? Are you a beginner or a seasoned veteran of community action? Whoever you are, we have hints, advice and inspiring stories for you over on the RSPB’s Nature on Your Doorstep pages. Thanks to all the nature charities and organisations who have inspired and informed these resources.
Aviva, in partnership with WWF and the RSPB, is giving £1 million to support community groups across the UK to protect and restore nature in their local area.
Becoming a volunteer for the National Trust is a great way to expand your skills, meet new people and preserve nature and history for future generations. There is a huge range of ways you can get involved; search the National Trust directory of volunteering opportunities across the country.
At the RSPB there are hundreds of ways you can volunteer and take action to help save nature in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. How ever you decide to take action and volunteer, you will be making a positive impact for all kinds of wildlife and make connections with like-minded people too.
Are you a young person who wants to save our nature and wildlife? UK Youth 4 Nature mobilises and empowers young people to seek and call for decisive action in order to protect and restore biodiversity and ecosystems in the UK. By uniting youth voices and giving them a platform, and by training the next generation of environmental leaders, the community of young people taking action is growing stronger every day, ultimately securing a more nature-filled future.
These umbrella organisations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all offer opportunities to make a difference to nature at a local level.
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has a selection of resources to help you find a suitable volunteering opportunity to work with nature in your local area.
Scotland's national centre for volunteering aims to help people make a difference in their spare time. Contact them to find out about local wildlife volunteering projects.
Your first point of call for volunteering across Wales. Get in touch with them if you're interested in local wildlife volunteering opportunities and support.