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.

Click here to meet the team!

The Great Heath - A new project!

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 Apr - Jun 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 .

With 1500 acres of new land for nature, we’ve got lots of work to do. Join in! Click here to find out more!

The Great Heath Survey group meet twice a month to look at sites within The Great Heath Living Landscape. Join DWT and local experts to get to grips with a different species group each time. All levels are welcome - come and learn about wildlife in a friendly and informative way . This is the Survey Programme April - September 2016 for the group. Please email Katie if you have any queries at .

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



Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.


The group will be visiting various Great Heath reserves and alternating between wildlife survey days and practical conservation/access tasks.

Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.

A regular day of practical work on the nature reserve restoring habitats important for local wildlife.


Meet at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen, at 9am for a moth trap opening and 10am for recording/monitoring tasks.

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.


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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