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

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

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

For information on practical volunteering opportunities in the Great Heath, please find out more here.


Register as a Volunteer

Let us know if you would like to become a volunteer by completing our Volunteers Registration Form.  We will then get in touch to welcome you and you will get our monthly e-bulletin Volunteer Alert delivered direct to your inbox every month, packed with all the latest news and opportunities available to you.Rest assured that you registration information will only ever be used in support of your volunteering activities and for no other purpose.   Don't worry there's no obligation to get stuck into being an actrive volunteer straight away!

Volunteering Events



Come and join us for some practical management tasks. Booking is essential for new volunteers as places are limited.

Habitat management on a DWT nature reserve near you.


Working on a DWT nature reserve near you.


Meet at 9.45 at the Urban Wildlife Centre, Beacon Hill, for practical conservation work.

Join the regular volunteering group in West Dorset.


Join us for practical conservation work on Portland.


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 Sally Cooper 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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