Become a member

Help Dorset's wildlife thrive

Become a Member of Dorset Wildlife Trust

Buff-tailed bumblebee on Crocus © Jane Adams

Join a community of like-minded people fighting for Dorset's wildlife

Choose your perfect membership below...

Comma butterfly © Sculpture by the Lakes
From £3.50 a month

Individual Membership

Perfect for you
Bumblebees © Jane Adams
From £4.00 a month

Joint Membership

Perfect for couples
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) foraging on Pink asters (Aster novae-angliae) © Nick Upton/2020VISION
From £4.50 a month

Family Membership

Perfect for families

You may have previously seen our DWT recruitment team at events. Unfortunately, all DWT events have all been cancelled or postponed, so you may not see them for a little while. However, we wanted to introduce them to you, so you can recognise them if you meet them after the restrictions have been lifted. Find out all about them here.

Please bear with us at the moment. It may take longer than usual to process your membership application because we are working from home but we'll continue to work as fast as we can. As always, supporting our members is our top priority and we will get a welcome pack out to you as soon as we can.


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Blue tit © Steve Davis

Fundraising Regulator
The Wildlife Trusts play a very important part in protecting our natural heritage. I would encourage anyone who cares about wildlife to join them.
Sir David Attenborough
Elephant Hawk-moth © Jane Adams

Elephant Hawk-moth © Jane Adams

Individual and Joint membership

You will receive:

- Your exclusive glossy membership magazine, Dorset Wildlife, three times a year.

- A diary of events for everyone, from first timers to experts, including guided walks, talks and much more.

- A comprehensive guide to all 44 Dorset Wildlife Trust nature reserves – safe havens for local wildlife free for you to visit all year round.

Join from £3.50 per month

Children pond dipping at Lorton Meadows by Katharine Davies

Children pond dipping at Lorton Meadows by Katharine Davies 

Family membership

As well as all the membership benefits listed above, you will receive:

- Four issues a year of our exciting Wildlife Watch magazine for children

- Wildlife Watcher’s Handbook – a 60 page pocket-sized guide to being a ‘Wildlife Watcher’

- A membership card, badge, poster and stickers

- Access to fun family events, from arts and crafts to pond dipping, that feature in the diary of events that all members receive

Join from £4.50 per month

How your membership helps Dorset's wildlife

We will use your support where it’s needed most, whether that’s coppicing woodland so dormice and other species can thrive, installing nest boxes for threatened birds and mammals, or monitoring water voles so we can understand the best way to help them recover.

Join us today 

We promise to spend your membership wisely

75p of every £1 goes towards our work to save local wildlife

How we use donations

Become a member and support Dorset's wildlife

The vital work we do for wildlife depends on the support of people like you, who care about the future of local wildlife and wild places. Thank you!

Minimum rates apply: Individual membership (1 person) is from £3.50 per month (or from £42 per annum); Joint membership (2 people) is from £4 per month (or from £48 per annum) and Family membership (2 people plus) is from £4.50 per month (or from £54 per year). 

Find out more about membership

Need Help? Have any questions?

Don't hesitate to contact our Supporter Care Team on 01305 264620 or email