We are undertaking Covid Secure tasks on our reserves; please remember to social distance and maintain hand hygiene, please let Rick know if you're coming along.

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: Weds  18/01/2023
Site: West Moors MOD
Meet at: Guard Room Three Cross Rd BH21 6QS What 3 Words crunched.owls.speaking 

Task: Removing birch scrub to restore adder habitat
Led by: Rick sharp 07810770565


Date: Thurs 19/01/2023
Site: Great Ovens
Meet at: Fileul Rd BH20 7AT what 3 word everybody.being.slower

Task: Clearing pine scrub from the heathland
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 25/01/2023
Site: Ferndown Common
Meet at: 
Pompeys Lane BH21 7UN off Stapehill rd what 3 words dome.pizza.scan

Task:
removing some mixed scrub on this important sand lizard area
Led by: 
Richard Sharp 07810770565


Date: Weds 01/02/2023
Site: St Catherine’s Hill
Meet at: Gun Club off Sandy Lane BH23 2NJ what 3 words mainly.popping.ferrets

Task: Removing birch and pine scrub
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 02/02/2023
Site: 
Lions Hill
Meet at: Lion’s Hill Way BH24 2PZ what 3 words Balconies.newlywed.springing

Task: Maintaining the heathland by removing some mixed scrub
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 08/02/2023
Site: West Moors MOD
Meet at: Guard Room Three Cross Rd BH21 6QS what 3 words crunched.owls.speaking 

Task: removing birch trees to maintain the open heath
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810770565


Date: Weds 09/02/2023
Site: Dunyeats
Meet at:
Arrowsmith Rd BH17 7DB what 3 words eating.opera.shairts

Task: 
 mixed scrub by the toad pond
Led by: 
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 15/02/2023
Site: Noon Hill
Meet at: Noon Hill Rd BH31 7DB what 3 words call.amending.project 

Task: Restoring thye meadow by removing bramble and scrub
Led by: James Donnelly 07768843616


Date: Weds 17/11/2022

Site: Great Ovens
Meet at: Fileul Rd BH20 7AT what 3 word everybody.being.slower

Task: Clearing pine scrub from the heathland
Led by: James Donnelly 07768843616


Date: Weds 22/11/2023
Site: Holmsley Gravel Pit
Meet at: Holmsley Passage Car Park BH24 4HY what 3 words sprains.servants.exactly

Task: Removing scrub from an important reptile banks in the gravel pit
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Sun 26/02/2023
Site: Parley Common
Meet at: Barrack Rd BH22 8UB what 3 words adults.parts.heap

Task: Removing pine scrub from the open heath
Led by: Owain Masters 07388 948442


Date: Weds 01/03/2023
Site: St Catherine’s Hill
Meet at: Gun Club off Sandy Lane BH23 2NJ what 3 words mainly.popping.ferrets

Task: Mixed scrub on this beautiful site
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 08/03/2023
Site: 
Parley Common
Meet at: Lone Pine Drive BH22 8LW what 3 words unity.flags.rots

Task: Maintaining the heathland by removing some mixed scrub
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 07/12/2022
Site: Parley Common
Meet at: The Centre Barnes rd BH22 8XGwhat 3 words teeth.myself.rise

Task: Grab your Xmas tree; cut 5 take one home :-)
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Sun 15/03/2023
Site: Ramsdown
Meet at: Brickfield Cottages; Forestry Track Off Avon Causeway what 3 words hosts.sponge.succumbs

Task: Small pine removal
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 22/03/2023

Site: Town Common
Meet at: Avon Causeway BH23 6AR what 3 word brings.tint.searched

Task: Finishing off our area of small pine
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds  29/03/2023
Site: Town Common
Meet at: Avon Causeway BH23 6AR What 3 Words brings.tint.searched

Task: re turfing bronze age barrow and some fencing
Led by: Rick sharp 07810770565