Volunteering with Dorset Wildlife Trust
How do I get started?
Have you ever thought about becoming a volunteer but weren't quite sure how to go about it? Take a few minutes to scan this page, and hopefully we can answer some of your questions. If not, check out our volunteers FAQ
What can I do?
There are lots of different opportunities to volunteer with us, it's just a matter of choosing which ones you want to try. The main ones are:
Don't despair if you can't find what you want. Just get in touch and we'll be happy to discuss what we can offer.
Meet the volunteering team
Our aim is to ensure that if you would like to become a volunteer you have access to a wide range of opportunities that are suitable for all ages, abilities and interests. We have four regional teams throughout Dorset. Each team has a designated co-ordinator for volunteering opportunities within their region.
The Great Heath
Be part of The Great Heath, an exciting partnership project to create an urban living landscape in south-east Dorset.
This is the Work Programme June - September 2016 for The Great Heath Volunteers. There's no need to book, but for any further information don't hesitate to contact Megan Lowe on 01202 692033 or email her at . For survey workshop information please contact Katie Wilkinson at .
With 1500 acres of new land for nature, we’ve got lots of work to do. Join in! Click here to find out more!
Register as a Volunteer
Let us know if you would like to become a volunteer on our Volunteers Registration Form. We will then get in touch to welcome you. Don't worry there's no obligation to get stuck in straight away!
10:00 - 16:00 Heath Tiger Beetle Survey Course
Get trained up to look for rare Tiger Beetles at a heath near you! Booking essential.
Join DWT staff and local expert naturalist Adrian Bicker to look for dragonflies at Dunyeats Hill.
10:00 - 15:00 Himalayan Balsam Removal
Come and help remove Himalayan Balsam in the Gillingham area.
Come and join us for some practical management tasks.
10:00 - 15:00 Lorton Volunteers Conservation Task
A regular day of practical work on the nature reserve restoring habitats important for local wildlife.
The group will be visiting various Great Heath reserves and alternating between wildlife survey days and practical conservation/access tasks.
Keep up to date
Our Volunteering News email goes out once a month, and includes everything you need to know about volunteering opportunities, events, news and more... Have you signed up?
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Some downloads you might need
If you want to have a read about volunteering or are looking for a form in support of your volunteering , this is the place to be. Just click the relevant title to download:
Have you considered a day out with your work colleagues doing something worthwhile for nature? Join us for a teambuilding day to remember on one of our Nature Reserves. Contact James Haldane on 01305 264620 for details of current activites that are suitable for Corporate teambuilding days.
Get in touch
We really do value your feedback on our volunteering programme so please feel free to get in touch by phone on 01202 642788, Email, Twitter or Facebook - take your pick!.
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