Keen on Marine? Volunteers needed at Kimmeridge Bay

 14th Nov 2016


Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is looking for new recruits to join a keen group of volunteers at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre, Kimmeridge, in Dorset.

The Dorset Wildlife Trust wildlife charity is inviting local people who would like to do something valuable for wildlife, learn new skills, and have time to offer on a regular basis to take part.  No expertise is required as all volunteer marine wardens will be provided with free training to equip them with the basic knowledge and skills they will need in the role. 

Training will be included...

Training will include topics such as the identification of rock pool animals, seaweed identification, marine conservation and fossils.

DWT Marine Awareness Officer, Julie Hatcher, said: “We have an amazing team of volunteers at Kimmeridge with a wide range of backgrounds and ages. What they all have in common is a passion for wildlife and a desire to help ensure its well-being. We're a friendly and fun bunch of people to work with and are looking forward to welcoming some new faces to the marine centre in the New Year."

Work alongside DWT staff to help enthuse visitors about marine wildlife conservation

Volunteers will work alongside DWT staff to help enthuse visitors about marine wildlife conservation, take part in surveys and research projects, join organised parties carrying out practical tasks and to spread the conservation message to school groups and at events taking place in Kimmeridge Bay.

Register your interest today! 

An open session at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre* will be held in January, where you can come and meet the staff and volunteers and find out more about what they do.  There are a limited number of vacancies so if you think you’re suited to join the hardworking team then contact Julie Hatcher to register your interest on 01929 481044 or email . For more information visit the DWT Jobs page

Notes to Editor

*The Fine Foundation Marine Centre, Kimmeridge, Wareham, BH20 5PF.  Phone 01929 481044 for more information.

For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.

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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living.  Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 26,500 members and over 40 nature reserves.  Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve.  DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.



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