We are undertaking Covid Secure tasks on our reserves; please remember to social distance and maintain hand hygiene, numbers are limited so please book your place by contacting Richard Sharp.

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  06/10/2021
Site: Parley Common
Meet at: Barrack Rd BH22 8UB what 3 words admit.dwell.fumes
Task: Tackling small pine trees on one of the best reptile slopes of Parley Common
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 07/10/2021
Site: Lions Hill
Meet at: Lions Hill Way BH24 2PZ what 3 words balconies.newlywed.springing
Task: removing small pine to maintain heathland habitat
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 13/10/2021
Site: St Catherine's Hill
Meet at: Gun Club off Sandy Lane BH23 2NJ what 3 words sediment.rags.throats
Task: Small Pine clearance in the quarry
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 20/10/2021
Site: Ramsdown
Meet at: Brickfield Cottages off Avon Causeway BH23 6AS what 3 words Thin.fish.objective
Task: finishing removing small pine from last winters area
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 21/10/2021
Site:
Creech
Meet at: Grange Rd Icen Pond BH20 5DG what 3 words overt.basher.neatley
Task: raking gorse seedlings to help manage heathland restoration scrape
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 27/10/2021
Site: Knoll Gardens
Meet at: Stapehill Rd BH21 7ND what 3 words saddens.courtyard.thickened
Task: Continuing to help the gardens improve their amphibian habitat we will be clearing one of the formal ponds, wellies needed!
Led by: James Donnelly 07768 843616


Date: Weds 03/11/2021
Site: St Catherine's Hill
Meet at:
Gun Club off Sandy Lane BH23 2NJwhat 3 words sediment.rags.throats
Task:
Continuing our Small Pine clearance in the quarry
Led by: 
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 04/11/2021
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: Sun 07/11/2021
Site: Parley Common
Meet at: Barrack Road BH22 8UB what 3 words admit.dwell.fumes
Task: The second of our new Sunday tasks, if you cant get along mid week, now's your chance :-) !
Led by: Owain Masters 07388 948442


Date: Weds 10/11/2021
Site: West Moors MOD
Meet at: Three Cross Rd BH21 6QS what 3 words crunched.owls.speaking
Task: A pleasant return to our latest site clearing small pine on this interesting reserve. Pre booking essential for this task
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 17/11/2021
Site: 
Ramsdown
Meet at:
Brickfield Cottages off Avon Causeway BH23 6AS what 3 words Thin.fish.objective
Task:
Tackling birch regrowth above the quarry
Led by: 
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 18/11/2021
Site: Great Ovens
Meet at: Lawson Clump Car Park what 3 words response.disco.miles
Task: removing small pine to maintain heathland habitat
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds  24/11/2021
Site: West Moors MOD
Meet at: Three Cross Rd BH21 6QS what 3 words crunched.owls.speaking
Task: Continuing our top secret military work, pre booking essential
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 01/12/2021
Site: Ramsdown
Meet at:
Brickfield Cottages off Avon Causeway BH23 6AS what 3 words Thin.fish.objective
Task:
Tackling birch regrowth above the quarry
Led by: 
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs  02/12/2021

Site: Lions hill
Meet at:  Lions Hill Way BH24 2PZ what 3 words balconies.newlywed.springing
Task: Tackling birch scrub on Lions Hill central
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds  08/12/2021
Site: Parley Common
Meet at: 
Barrack Road BH22 8UB what 3 words admit.dwell.fumes
Task: 
Our Christmas tree task; cut 5 and get one free to take home!
Led by: 
Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 15/12/2021
Site: 
Town Common
Meet at: Avon Causeway BH23 6AR what 3 words brings.tint.searched
Task: Continuing our work from spring and winter to improve this part of the site for Sand lizard
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Thurs 16/12/2021
Site: Clouds Hill
Meet at: Lawrence Memorial Car Park King George 5th Rd BH20 7NQ what 3 words clash.offerings.embraced
Task: Small Pine on this lovely little MOD site
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565


Date: Weds 22/12/2021
Site: Ferndown Common Meet at: Mountbatten Drive BH22 9EL what 3 words behind.avoid.glove
Task: Xmas task, extra sweet things, seasonal drinks, early doors and retreat to the pub :-)
Led by: Rick Sharp 07810 770565