Duke of Edinburgh Award on Brownsea

We can offer opportunities to complete your Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold residential or why not take up volunteering with us for the service section of your award?

Volunteer with the Brownsea Island Youth Service Team (BIYST)

We have a very active youth service team which offers volunteering opportunities for those aged between 14-18 years. BIYST help throughout the season with the daily running of the centre, some conservation tasks and our event programme. The aim is to help members gain new skills and knowledge whilst getting involved with tasks like path building, fencing, delivering activities and the use of basic tools. 

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award residential

Red squirrel conservation 

20th April – 24th April 2017
Dramatically located in Poole harbour, Brownsea Island is a haven for wildlife with woodland and heathland habitat as well as a lagoon. Help us to look after our native population of Red Squirrels by volunteering with our team. Camping pitch, catering equipment and Island entry are included. You must be over 18 years old to attend. 
£120 
 

Family camping on Brownsea Island 

15th-19th June 
22nd-26th June 
7th-11th September
14th-18th September 
 
Four times a year we open the campsite doors and allow families to camp. Those who come and stay experience a themed 2-day camp with a range of activities on offer.  Get stuck in with the campsite wardens, sing at the campfire, dress up in fancy dress and help us with the running of the event. Camping pitch, catering equipment, some meals and island entry included. You must be over 18 years old to attend.
£135
 

Island conservation

26th-30th May 
3rd-7th August
21st-25th August
24th-29th August 
 
Come and get stuck in with our outdoor centre warden team. Join in with the day to day running of the campsite and outdoor centre. Help us with conservation and a wide range of practical tasks. Challenge yourself to become an overnight duty volunteer and support visiting groups. Improve your communication, team work and outdoors skills.  Camping pitch, catering equipment and Island entry are included. You must be over 18 years old to attend.
£120