Due to National Lockdown our volunteer tasks are currently cancelled, tasks will resume once lockdown has ended

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: Thurs  07/01/2021
Site: Talbot heath
Meet at: East Avenue BH3 7DB what 3 words note.transmitted.again
Task: Helping Poole's Heathlands to remove gorse on this important urban reserve
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 13/01/2021
Site: Ramsdown
Meet at: Brickfield Cottages BH23 6AS what 3 words thin.fish.objective
Task: removing small pine to maintain heathland habitat
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 14/01/2021
Site: Lions Hill
Meet at: Lions Hill Way BH24 2PZ what 3 words balconies.newlywed.springing
Task: Small Pine clearance
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 20/01/2021
Site: Parley Common
Meet at: Barrack Road BH22 8UB what 3 words admit.dwell.fumes
Task: Small Pine clearance
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 21/01/2021
Site: 
Great Ovens
Meet at: Lawson Clump car park BH20 7AS what 3 words response.disco.miles
Task: Small Pine
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 27/01/2021
Site: Markway's New Forest
Meet at: TBC what 3 words TBC
Task: Working with our Snakes in the Heather project to manage important Smooth snake habitat
Led by:  Rick Sharp 07810 770565 James Donnelly 07768 843616


Date: Weds 03/02/2020
Site: Town Common
Meet at: Avon Causeway BH23 6AR what 3 words brings.tint.searched
Task: Small Pine
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 04/02/2021
Site: Lions hill
Meet at:  Lions Hill Way BH24 2PZ what 3 words balconies.newlywed.springing
Task: Clearing small pine
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 10/02/2021

Site: Parley Common
Meet at: Barrack Road BH22 8UB what 3 words admit.dwell.fumes
Task: Xmas tree task - cut 5 take a free one home for your decorating pleasure :-)
Led by: James Donnelly 07768 843616


Date: Weds 17/02/2021

Site: Ferndown Common
Meet at: Mountbatten Drive BH22 9EL what 3 words behind.avoid.glove
Task: Clearing mixed scrub from good quality heathland
Led by: James Donnelly 07768 843616


Date: Thurs 18/02/2021
Site:
Great Ovens
Meet at: Morden Road car park BH20 7BS what 3 words signature.locating.chatted
Task: Small Pine
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 24/02/2021
Site: Ramsdown
Meet at: Brickfield Cottages BH23 6AS what 3 words thin.fish.objective
Task: removing small pine to maintain heathland habitat
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds  03/03/2021
Site: Ferndown Common
Meet at: Mountbatten Drive BH22 9EL what 3 words behind.avoid.glove
Task: Clearing mixed scrub from good quality heathland
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 04/03/2021
Site: West Moors MOD
Meet at: Three Cross Road BH21 6QS what 3 words crunched.owls.speaking
Task: Managing mixed scrub at this intriguing site
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds  10/03/2021
Site: West Moors MOD
Meet at: Three Cross Road BH21 6QS what 3 words crunched.owls.speaking
Task: Managing mixed scrub at this intriguing site
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds  17/03/2021
Site: West Moors MOD
Meet at: Three Cross Road BH21 6QS what 3 words crunched.owls.speaking
Task: Managing mixed scrub at this intriguing site
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 18/03/2021
Site:
Great Ovens
Meet at: Morden Road car park BH20 7BS what 3 words signature.locating.chatted
Task: Small Pine with the Purbeck Partnership volunteers
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 24/03/2021
Site: Town Common
Meet at: Avon Causeway BH23 6AR what 3 words brings.tint.searched
Task: Small Pine
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565