(Above) Wardens at on Washing Ledge at Kimmeridge © Chris Fryatt
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is looking for new volunteers to join a keen group of warden volunteers at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre at Kimmeridge in Dorset.
DWT is inviting local people who would like to do something valuable for wildlife, 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 necessary.
You will have training on rock pool animal identification, marine conservation and coastal wildflowers
Training will include topics such as the identification of rock pool animals, wardening, seaweed identification, marine conservation and coastal wildflowers.
We need people with a passion for wildlife and desire to ensure its wellbeing.
Julie Hatcher, Marine Awareness Officer, 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 wellbeing. 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 and help enthuse visitors
Volunteers will work alongside DWT staff and 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 at county wide shows, schools and events taking place on the reserve.
By joining the Marine Wardens, you could learn valuable new skills and help your local wildlife at the same time!
An open session at the Fine Foundation Marine Centre will be held in December, 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 on 01929 481044 or email with any queries. For more information and to apply, click here.
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 25,000 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.