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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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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 >

Wildflower Survey Training Sessions

Sustainable Swanage are offering 2 morning training sessions and we are fortunate to have the skills of Lindsay Carrington, an ecological consultant and trainer based in Purbeck, who will deliver the sessions. The training will include an introduction to common plant families and you will learn how to identify familiar meadow plants. Lindsay will cover how we can record them on a simple walk through survey and record their abundance on a simple scale. The sessions will be held at the Downs on the following dates: 

10th May 10-12pm

21st June 10-12pm

Attendance on both would be preferred as there will be different plants to spot. Once you have completed the training, all that we ask is that you are able to take part in at least one survey a month as we carry out monthly surveys during the summer at several sites across the town. This can be done in pairs or small groups. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the plants that you see on your walks and to also contribute to safeguarding and enhancing the wildlife that we enjoy

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