Volunteering on Brownsea

Are you interested in volunteering? We have a large number of volunteer teams here on Brownsea Island. There are lots of ways that you could get involved. Whether you would like to use your skills and experience or try something completely new.


Brownsea volunteers help in the visitor centre, cafe, shop, countryside, quay and outdoor centre. Other teams work closely with visitors by helping when they arrive on the pier or in reception. Maybe try leading guided walks or buggy tours. Volunteers are also involved behind the scenes, helping in administration and facilities roles, answering enquiries and managing projects.

If you'd like to find out more about our current volunteering vacancies please visit our volunteering page and search for Brownsea. Here you can apply for one of our current vacancies or fill out an interest form to tell us a bit more about you and how you would like to get involved. We look forward to hearing from you.

Brownsea Island Youth Service Team and Duke of Edinburgh

We also have a very active Brownsea Island Youth Service Team (BIYST) 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. 

We can offer opportunities to complete your Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold residential during our events at the Outdoor Centre. Or why not take up voluteering with us for the service section of your award?

To find out more email Amanda Shorey, Outdoor Centre Manager.