More than 150 volunteers help to make Durlston a very special place. Whatever your skills or interests, we need your help!
How You Can Help
Here are just a few examples of how you could get involved:
Full training and safety equipment are provided for all work parties - all you need are some old clothes and enthusiasm!
Run by the Durlston Marine Project since 1988, volunteers have been helping develop our understanding of the ecology of the dolphins on the south coasts, through regular watches. Full training provided.
The Durlston Project
With so much still to do on The Durlston Project, almost any skill or just time would be welcome.
Fundraisers especially welcome.
A group of volunteers who provide support to the Ranger team on a regular, long-term basis.
Patrolling the Park, assisting visitors, supporting events as well as project work within a specialist area. Training, development and uniform provided.
Visitor Centre Assistants
The Centre is OPEN every day 10.00 - 5.00pm April - October and at Weekends only from November to March.
We welcome 100,000 visitors a year.
This role involves staffing the counter, answering questions and taking money from sales.
Training is given and a Ranger is always available to help out.
Computer Record Updates
Wildlife records and much more need updating, analysing and reports written.
We are currently transfering raw information onto a computer database.
Photos of Durlston are required, especially people, views, wildlife and activities. Slides, prints or digital.
Or enter the Images of Durlston competition.
If you have a flair for interpretation, work on new displays and repairs to the old ones is needed.
Help with any of this work would be appreciated - including carpentry, painting and drawing.
Would you like to help with the delivery or development of our education services?
Friends Executive Committee
Members meet approx. every 2-3 months to consider a range of Park issues.
Every year members step down to allow fresh blood to join.
If this interests you, please contact the Rangers.
Get In Touch
If you would like to help with any of these projects or have an idea of your own, please drop us a line, e-mail or come and see us at the Visitor Centre.
Take a look at the Newsletter for specific projects with which we need help.
You can park for free when doing voluntary work for us - ask for a permit from the Visitor Centre.
For more information about volunteering at Durlston, download the information sheet below:
Microsoft Word - Volunteer Induction Sheet and form.pdf