Volunteering Opportunities In Our Parks And Countryside
REAL experiences. REAL opportunities
The parks team cover a diverse and exciting variety of areas across the Borough.
Our staff teams are small. To achieve everything we want to on these beautiful sites, we reply on the help of others.
For those who choose to join us, we provide REAL experiences, and aim to provide the highest possible level of work experience.
Conservation volunteers – If you love being in the great outdoors then you can help out with habitat management at Hengistbury Head and our sites in north Bournemouth.
‘Friends of’ and supporters groups – If you’re passionate about a particular area there might be a group to help care for it. These groups are independent but work with us to help look after the sites.
Grazing stock checkers – If you like conservation and animals then why not help to care for our grazing animals? We have cattle and goats that help us to care for our conservation sites.
Our Visitor Centres
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre and Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre at Stour Valley are a brilliant resource for lovers of these nature reserves. Help run the shop, look after the wildlife garden, assist visitors and help with guided walks and events.
Kings Park Nursery – If you are interested in horticulture and/or nursery retail then you might enjoy joining the team at Kings Park Nursery. Help run the summer retail sales, or with many of the aspects involved with running a nursery.
Catering - If you are interested in helping out in one of our Park Cafes, there are plenty of opportunities, please get in touch.
Grounds Maintenance - Get involved with tree works, clearance projects or landscaping projects across the Borough. Talk to us to find out more.