Practical Conservation with Chase & Chalke

Become a Practical Conservation Volunteer

Our Practical Conservation Volunteers work to conserve and enhance the natural landscape of Cranborne Chase, and provide better access to the landscape for communities and visitors.

We’ve been working hard, but there are still many goals we want to achieve.

Help the Chase & Chalke team protect and enhance this special landscape that spans across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

We’re on the look out for volunteers of all ages to help us complete practical conservation tasks across the Chase & Chalke area.

Enjoy Practical Sessions with the Team

We arrange practical conservation days were you will be working in small groups to undertake a wide range of tasks all across our Chase & Chalke area.

Tasks will vary through the year depending on the season and will include activities such as:

  • habitat management
  • tree planting
  • coppicing
  • hedge laying 
  • maintaining public rights of way 

Varied Volunteer Work Across the Chase & Chalke Projects

This hands-on conservation work forms part of the following Chase & Chalke projects:

Flexible Time Commitments

You’ll be able to choose which sessions you join us for, and what work you want to undertake. 

The sessions currently take place on either weekdays or weekends to suit different members of the team who have various commitments during the week.

Practical Conservation Volunteers

Equipment and Training Provided

You’ll be given proper training, equipment and health and safety guidelines by our friendly team and professionals from our partner organisations. 

All we ask is that you wear suitable clothing and footwear for the terrain and weather conditions.

Spend Healthy Time Outdoors

Working outdoors does wonders for our health and well-being.

You’ll learn new skills, meet new people, feel fitter and together we will help protect and conserve our beautiful landscape and nurture our wildlife.

How to Get Involved

Register on our Volunteer Hub and you’ll be able to see our upcoming sessions and select what you would like to get involved with.

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If you have questions about joining the team, you can contact our Ranger Roland Hughes 

Our friendly team will be able to answer any queries you may have and we hope you’ll join us in the landscape.

Practical Volunteer Role Description

Click the link below to view the Practical Conservation Volunteer Role Description.