Volunteering opportunities at Studland Bay
Volunteers play a huge part in caring for the habitats and helping visitors at Studland Bay. The team is always looking for friendly, approachable and passionate people to join. It offers a chance to learn new skills, meet new people, and share a love of Studland and the wider Purbeck estate. Find out more about the different opportunities available and how to apply.
Why join us?
There are lots of reasons to join us; making the move to volunteer could be the best decision you ever make.
- Become part of a friendly and dedicated team
- Meet people from all walks of life and forge new friendships
- Utilise your existing skills and learn new ones
- Strengthen your CV and help to develop your career
- Enjoy the great outdoors
- Learn about the history of this special place.
Volunteering at Studland
There are all sorts of volunteering opportunities available at Studland, so there’s something to suit everyone.
Visitors to Studland all receive a warm welcome, as well as any important information they need to get the most out of their day. Visitor welcome volunteers are multi-tasking superstars, who can brighten up even the rainiest days.
Volunteers help deliver the 10k run across the Purbeck Hills that happens one Sunday a month. Volunteers help greet runners on arrival, marshal the course as well as run the route to ensure everyone gets back safely.
Studland’s second-hand bookshop at Knoll and Middle Beach is run by dedicated volunteers. Duties include organising and tidying the two bookshops, sorting through donations, displaying books and welcoming visitors.
Beach rangers help with a variety of practical tasks on the beach and across the peninsula. These include scrub bashing, footpath cutting, pine pulling, fencing, planting wildflowers and building bug hotels.
Volunteering across Purbeck
Dedicated volunteers also help run the National Trust’s wider Purbeck estate, which includes Corfe Castle.
The friendly group of handy people meet twice a week to carry out different practical tasks helping maintain the buildings and infrastructure across Purbeck. This role suits anyone with DIY skills or trade experience, who enjoys working as part of a team.
The small but dedicated gardening group helps look after the holiday cottage gardens throughout Purbeck. They also care for the tea-room garden at Corfe Castle.
How to become a volunteer
We’re always looking for volunteers to join the team at Studland Bay. You can find out what volunteer opportunities are available and apply on the National Trust volunteering page.
Thank you to all our volunteers who give their time to support the National Trust in many different roles.
Our volunteers make our work to look after nature and history for future generations possible. Learn more about the volunteering opportunities available and hear a selection of their stories to find out what it's like to volunteer with us.
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These frequently asked questions should give you all you need to know about who can volunteer, what it involves and how to apply.
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