Volunteering with Dorset Wildlife Trust

How do I get started?

Hannah Stebbings & Nikki Hesketh-Roberts by Nicky HoarHave 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.

Click here to meet the team!

The Great Heath - A new project!

The Great HeathBe part of The Great Heath, an exciting partnership project to create an urban living landscape in south-east Dorset.

This is the Winter Work Programme of The Great Heath Volunteers. There's no need to book , but for any further information don't hesitate to contact Sally Wright on 01202 692033

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!

Volunteering Events



Scrub management and hedge laying. Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.


Join a volunteering party doing practical conservation work at Sovell Down.


Lend a hand with practical conservation work at Sopley Common.


Scrub management and hedge laying. Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.


Join a violunteering party doing a variety of practical conservation work.


Meet 9.00am at the Urban Wildlife Centre for a noth trap opening, 10.00 am for recording/monitoring 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?

Volunteering Alert

Monthly free email with the latest news & events, sign up today!

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:

Corporate Volunteering

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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