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Volunteering across Dorset to care for our countryside

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Project Summary

We undertake a wide range of activities to help care for our countryside at sites throughout most of Dorset. We volunteer almost every weekend through the year and offer a posted or emailed newsletter for members together with a website to keep volunteers informed. Tools and instruction are provided for newcomers and experienced volunteers alike.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 04/08/2018
  • End Date: 31/12/2019
  • County: Dorset
  • Organisation Name: Dorset Countryside Volunteers
  • Project Category: Improving habitats


Project Description

Dorset Countryside Volunteers

Helping care for our countryside

We are a well established group who volunteer some of our time at weekends to help care for a wide range of sites throughout Dorset. You will find us helping the National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Heritage Coast, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, the Tyneham Project, and many more.

Traditional countryside tasks such as hedgelaying, coppicing, pond restoration, and dry stone walling are just a few of our activities.  We also help look after footpaths, for instance building steps and stiles.

Try a taster session

If you’d like to find out more please do feel free to visit us on site. Just check our website or newsletter for details and ask for the DCV leader when you get to the site. If you’d like to join in, no prior experience is needed as we cater for a wide range of abilities and full instruction is provided.