Weekly volunteer tasks on our reserves around Bournemouth, Poole and the Isle of Purbeck; tasks run 10am-3pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Sundays 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: Sunday 07/01/2024

Site:   Parley Common
Meet at: Waterfall pull in, Barrack Rd BH22 8UB what 3 words Admit.dwell.fumes

Task: Clearing pine scrub from the heathland to maintain habitats for reptiles
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wednesday 10/01/2024

Site: Noon Hill
Meet at:
Noon Hill Rd BH31 7DB what 3 words call.amending.project

Task: Managing mixed scrub on a beautiful private reserve 
Led by: 
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thursday 11/01/2024

Site: Lions Hill
Meet at: Grosvenor Close BH24 2HG what 3 words testers.galleries.valued

Task: Managing trees and vegetation along footpaths
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wednesday 17/01/2024

Site: Dunyeats
Meet at: Delph Woods car park off Gravel Hill BH18 8BZ what 3 words Pens.always.cubs

Task: Removing pine and birch scrub from the open heath
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810770565


Date: Thursday 18/01/2024

Site: East Gore
Meet at: Lawson Clump car park,BH20 7AS what 3 words Response.disco.miles

Task: Heathland management task to help reptiles and ground nesting birds
Led by:
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wednesday 24/01/2024

Site: St Catherine's Hill
Meet at: Marsh lane bar gate BH23 2TH what 3 words behalf.exists.trickles

Task: Tree and gorse management for access and wildlife
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810770565


Date: Wednesday 31/01/2024

Site: Ramsdown
Meet at: Brickfield cottages, off Avon Causeway BH23 6AS what 3 words Thin.fish.objective

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


Date: Sunday 04/02/2024

Site:   Parley Common
Meet at: Waterfall pull in, Barrack Rd BH22 8UB what 3 word Admit.dwell.fumes

Task: Clearing pine scrub from the heathland to maintain habitats for reptiles
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 07/02/2024

Site: Markways New Forest
Meet at: TBA what 3 words TBA

Task: Working with the Forestry Commission to help protect important reptile areas in the New Forest
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thursday 01/02/2024 

Site: Lions Hill
Meet at:
Grosvenor Close BH24 2HG what 3 words testers.galleries.valued

Task: 
Managing trees and vegetation along footpaths
Led by: 
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wednesday 14/02/2024

Site: Ramsdown
Meet at: Brickfield cottages, off Avon Causeway BH23 6AS what 3 words Thin.fish.objective

Task: removing birch trees to maintain the open heath
Led by: James Donnelly 07768 843616


Date: Thursday 15/02/2024

Site: Dunyeats
Meet at: Delph Woods car park off Gravel Hill BH18 8BZ what 3 words Pens.always.cubs

Task: Removing pine and birch scrub from the open heath
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810770565


Date: Wednesday 21/02/2024

Site: Ramsdown
Meet at: Brickfield cottages, off Avon Causeway BH23 6AS what 3 words Thin.fish.objective

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


Date: Thursday 22/02/2024

Site: East Gore
Meet at: Lawson Clump car park,BH20 7AS what 3 words Response.disco.miles

Task: Heathland management task to help reptiles and ground nesting birds
Led by:
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wednesday 28/02/2024

Site: Westmoors MOD
Meet at: Three Cross RoadBH21 6QS what 3 words crunched.owls.speaking

Task: Continuing our task to restore an area of wildflower meadow
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810770565


Date: Sunday 03/03/2024

Site:   Parley Common
Meet at: Waterfall pull in, Barrack Rd BH22 8UB what 3 words Admit.dwell.fumes

Task: Clearing pine scrub from the heathland to maintain habitats for reptiles
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wednesday 06/03/2024

Site: Noon Hill
Meet at:
Noon Hill Rd BH31 7DB what 3 words call.amending.project

Task:
Managing mixed scrub on a beautiful private reserve 
Led by: 
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thursday 07/03/2024 

Site: Lions Hill
Meet at:
Grosvenor Close BH24 2HG what 3 words testers.galleries.valued

Task: 
Managing trees and vegetation along footpaths
Led by: 
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Wednesday 13/03/2024

Site: Westmoors MOD
Meet at: Three Cross RoadBH21 6QS what 3 words crunched.owls.speaking

Task: Continuing our task to restore an area of wildflower meadow
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810770565


Date: Wednesday 20/03/2024

Site: St Catherine's Hill
Meet at: Avon Causeway BH236AR what 3 words brings.tint.searched

Task: Revetment and turf laying on the bronze age burial mound
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810770565