Weekly volunteer tasks on our reserves around Bournemouth, Poole and the Isle of Purbeck; tasks run 10-3 on Wednesdays or Thursdays and are a great way to get out and about, meet new people and help your local wildlife.

If you would like to get involved or would like more information, please contact Rick Sharp on 07810 770565, email [email protected] or head to the ARC Dorset Volunteer Facebook Group. Please remember to dress appropriately and bring lunch and lots of enthusiasm!

Our upcoming tasks are shaping up a bit like this......


Date: Wed 22/05/19
Site: Matchams
Meet at: Matchams Close, BH24 2BZ / SU13100140
Task: Sand Patching
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wed 29/05/19
Site: Parley Common
Meet at:  Barrack Rd, BH22 8UB / SZ09439936
Task: Sand Patching
Led by: James Donnelly 07768 843616


Date: Thurs 06/06/19
Site: West Moors
Meet at: Woolslope Close, BH22 0PF / SU084021
Task: Himalayan Balsam with Dorset Council
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wed 12/06/19
Site: Parley Common
Meet at: Barrack Road BH22 8UB SZ09439936
Task: Sand Patching
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wed 19/06/19
Site: Ramsdown

Meet at: Brickfield Cottages off Avon Causeway, SZ133974
Task: Sand and Bracken
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wed 26/06/19
Site: Parley Common
Meet at: Barrack Road BH22 8UB SZ09439936
Task: Sand
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thur 03/07/19 
Site: TBC
Meet at: TBC
Task: Re tin of survey site
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wed 10/07/19 
Site: Ramsdown
Meet at: Brickfield Cottages off Avon Causeway, SZ133974
Task: Sand and Bracken
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wed 17/07/19
Site: Ferndown Common
Meet at: Pompeys Lane, BH22 9DT / SZ064997
Task: Fence Removal
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wed 31/07/19
Site: Ramsdown
Meet at: Brickfield Cottages off Avon Causeway, SZ133974
Task: Sand and Bracken
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wed 14/08/19 
Site: Ramsdown

Meet at: Brickfield Cottages off Avon Causeway, SZ133974
Task: Bracken
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wed 11/09/19
Site: St Catherine's Hill
Meet at: Gun club entrance, St Catherine's Hill Lane, BH23 2NJ / SZ14609501
Task: Revetment and scrub on Bronze age barrow
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wed 25/09/19 
Site: Clouds Hill
Meet at: Lawrence memorial car park, King George 5th Rd, BH20 7NQ / SY826904
Task: Guided Walk - postponed from earlier in the summer
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565