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Volunteering Opportunities

Come and volunteer for us. You'll have a great time and meet lots of friendly people, all while helping to protect and enhance our amazing natural heritage.

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Volunteer weekly work parties at Durlston Country Park

Join a friendly group of volunteers, learn a new skill & make a tangible difference in the beautiful country park.

Get stuck in with the tasks from 10am to 1pm each week (with a tea & cake break of course) & work towards a common goal!

The work parties take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, with different focuses each day.

Tuesdays -> Pleasure Grounds Project - enhance the heritage, accessibility & habitats throughout the Victorian landscape of the park

Wednesdays -> Reserve Conservation - The 'hands on' stuff! Scrub cutting, hedge-laying, clearing paths, fencing & more!

Thursdays -> Dry stone Walling - Maintaining the 6 miles of dry-stone wall across the park.

For more info email

Join the Repair Café team

Repair Café Purbeck is a community initiative that promotes repair as an alternative to throwing things away. At different locations in Purbeck every month, local residents can bring their broken items to be fixed on the spot with the help of voluntary repairers.

Repair Café Purbeck is looking for more handy volunteers with different skills that can help out as repair experts!

They are particularly looking for the following skills:

  • Clothing/textiles
  • Woodworking
  • Bicycles
  • Electrical appliances
  • Garden tools

If you are handy with any of the above skills, please contact them - details below.

Or could you be a host/hostess for the meetings? You could be providing teas and coffees and welcoming visitors.

They are also looking for people who are more tech savvy to be able to help with their website and social media.

Email to sign up as a volunteer for any of these roles!

Weekly Swanage Beach Clean

Join a beach clean with Swanage Beach Buddies (part of Litter-Free Purbeck) in Swanage.

Swanage Beach Buddies are a group of volunteers who meet every Sunday at 9am and every Tuesday at 6pm (weather dependent) to clean the beach and other areas of the town. Volunteers regularly pick up anything between 15kg - 40kg of litter on an average clean!

It's not our rubbish but it is our planet!

New volunteers are always welcome to get involved on a regular or one-off basis. Swanage Beach Buddies provide litter-picking equipment. All you need to do if you want to attend is contact Dave and Sally on: 07974 399887 or email for the meeting place and any other info you might need.

Dave and Sally are passionate about keeping our coast and rivers clean. Read Dave's recent article about sewage and agricultural pollution here >

Some of the organisations we are working with
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