Volunteering at Studland Bay

Coastodians at Studland Bay

Find out all about exciting volunteer opportunities at Studland Bay at a drop-in day in the Discovery Centre, Knoll Beach, on Sunday 10 February.

Come along between 11am-2pm to speak to staff, meet existing volunteers, go on a walking tour and find out how you can become a Coastodian.

Our work is all about looking after special places like Studland Bay for everyone to enjoy, and Coastodians are volunteers who love the coast and want to help protect it.

As well as regular drop-in beach cleans at Studland Bay we have two new roles available.

Roles at Studland Bay

  • Volunteer Dog Warden: Help make sure dogs and their owners can enjoy the Studland beaches alongside all our other visitors during the warmer months. This is a role which would suit a dog owner who understands the need for dogs to be on leads during busier times of year and is willing to act as an ambassador and help our rangers work with dog owners. The role would run from May-September.
  • Car park volunteer: Welcome visitors who arrive by car, make sure they find a space to park and help National Trust members scan their membership cards. Your friendly face will be one of the first visitors see when they arrive and one of the last as they leave, so we need cheerful people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and want to share their love of Studland Bay.

Other roles

We also have two roles available covering the National Trust’s wider Purbeck estate, including Corfe Castle.

  • Handypeople: Our friendly group meets twice a week to carry out a range of practical tasks necessary for the upkeep of our buildings and infrastructure across Purbeck. This would suit anyone with DIY skills or trade experience who enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Gardeners: Our small but dedicated gardening group is also looking for new members to help look after holiday cottage gardens throughout Purbeck, the vegetable plot which supplies our catering outlets with fresh produce and the tea-rooms garden in Corfe Castle.

For information about volunteering with the National Trust in Purbeck, please contact Rachel Rodman on rachel.rodman@nationaltrust.org.uk.