Dorset Wildlife Trust looking for Purbeck volunteers

NATURE-minded people are being urged to volunteer for a Dorset charity.

The Dorset Wildlife Trust is appealing for people aged 18 and over to join volunteers at visitor centres at Kimmeridge Bay, Chesil Beach and Kingcombe, near Maiden Newton.

No expertise is required, as all volunteers will be provided with free training to equip them with the basic knowledge and skills necessary, the trust said.

Julie Hatcher, Wild Seas Centre officer, said: “We have an amazing team of volunteers across all our visitor centres with a wide range of backgrounds and ages.

“What they all have in common is a passion for wildlife and a desire to help ensure its wellbeing.

“With the current climate and ecological crises and increasing pressures from human activities, wildlife on land and in the sea is under threat, our conservation work has never been more important.”

She said the centres, “in stunning locations”, give volunteers the chance to do something both “enjoyable and worthwhile”.

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“Our aim is to enable visitors to leave our centres feeling empowered to make simple changes in their everyday lives that benefit the planet and help tackle the environmental issues of our day,” Julie added.

Open sessions will be held in January and February at all three visitor centres, giving people the chance to meet staff and volunteers and find out more about what the trust does.

A limited number of vacancies are available, so potential recruits are asked to contact the relevant visitor centre to register their interest.

For more details, contact:
Wild Seas Centre at Kimmeridge: Julie Hatcher on 01929 481044 or email
Wild Chesil Centre: Sarah Hodgson or Abi Mustard on 01305 206191 or email
Kingcombe Visitor Centre: Matt Harcourt or Harriet Johns on 01300 320684 or email

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