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Volunteers (over 18) are needed to help us undertake outdoor conservation tasks at various properties including Kingston Lacy, Brownsea Island, Corfe Castle, Studland, Langton Matravers and Stourhead.

Conservation tasks mainly take place on Sundays 10am until 3pm or thereabouts, and there are some weekends away during the year at Stourhead. If you fancy doing some green gym activities, to combat working behind a desk for instance, then do come and join us, we would love to meet you.

We do like some commitment as the work parties are arranged some months in advance. The National Trust Rangers have their work planned out and each of the work parties needs at least 5 volunteers to make it viable. Therefore we do ask you to let us know at least 3 days in advance of a work party, that you intend to come. If there aren't enough volunteers, the work party is cancelled, and all the planning involved by the Rangers and Work Party Co-ordinator has been in vain. Also the Rangers need to know numbers so that they have the correct number of tools available. If you have to cancel at the last minute, please let the task leader know so that people aren't waiting for you unnecessarily. If you RSVP Yes and don't turn up, this is shown as a No Show. If this happens more then once, we will remove you from the Bournemouth National Trust Volunteers Group.

If you are new to this group, we advise that you join us at a work party so you have a chance to see whether you like the kind of work we do. You can stay for as long as you like, you don't need to stay for the full 5 hours. After two work parties, you must join the group officially for insurance purposes.

Our annual fees are quite small, £5 single and £8 for joint membership. Membership runs from March 1st to the end of February. If you join later in the year, i.e. after September 1st, you can join for £3 single, until the end of the BNTV year, or £8 which will give you around 18 months.

Your Hours for each work party are sent to the Hours Co-ordinator and if you complete 50 hours during the year between March and the end of February, you earn a National Trust Volunteer Card. There are many advantages of having a National Trust Volunteer Card, such as free entry to National Trust Properties and a discount in the National Trust Shops and cafe's.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to respond. You can message me via Meetup or email me at ann.oxford1973@gmail.com - text or phone me on 07962444130

We look forward to meeting you at a work party soon.

Upcoming events (4)

Dinton Park - Sunday Work Party

Needs a location

Due to Covid19 restrictions, we will only be able to offer this event to Full Members of BNTV. If after 7 days there are still spaces, we will open up to BNTV MeetUp Members.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Sunday only work party.

ALSO, you must NOT attend the volunteering session if you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus or if a member of their household has developed symptoms and is awaiting results of a test.

Please let the Event Host know prior to the start of the work party if you have to cancel, allowing someone on the waitlist to take your place.

Please remember to bring your own lunch and plenty of fluids (no alcohol), stout shoes/boots, gloves, appropriate clothing for the weather and your own masks just in case we need to travel in the Landrovers etc.

Kim and his team have only recently taken over this site so there will be all sorts of things to do. At the moment things like tree guard removal, strimming and rhododendron bashing are on the list with a possibility of putting in a gate post or two. It will be a surprise on the day!

We'll meet at 9.00am in the courtyard on the main drive. When you drive through the village, the gates will be on left hand side. Drive through these and up the drive towards the house.

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Kingston Lacy - Gardens Work Party

Needs a location

Update: we can now have 12 in the work party.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, we will only be able to offer this event to Full Members of BNTV. If after 7 days there are still spaces, we will open up to BNTV MeetUp Members.

Please note that you must NOT attend the volunteering session if you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus or if a member of their household has developed symptoms and is awaiting results of a test. Please let the Event Host know prior to the start of the work party if you have to cancel, allowing someone on the waitlist to take your place.

Once we know the task, we will update this post.

Please remember to bring your own lunch and plenty of fluids (no alcohol), stout shoes/boots, gloves, appropriate clothing for the weather, your own PPE just incase it is needed and your ICE (In case of emergency) card.

Meet in the car park at 9.55am

Stourhead - Sunday Work Party

Needs a location

Due to Covid19 restrictions, we will only be able to offer this event to Full Members of BNTV. If after 7 days there are still spaces, we will open up to BNTV MeetUp Members.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Sunday only work party. For only 6 people, you are able to stay the Saturday night [4 in one room, 2 in the other] in the basecamp. This will be on a first come first served basis.

ALSO, you must NOT attend the volunteering session if you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus or if a member of their household has developed symptoms and is awaiting results of a test.

Please let the Event Host know prior to the start of the work party if you have to cancel, allowing someone on the waitlist to take your place.

Once we know the task, we will update this post.

Please remember to bring your own lunch and plenty of fluids (no alcohol), stout shoes/boots, gloves, appropriate clothing for the weather and your own masks just incase we need to travel in the Landrovers etc., or you intend to visit the shop or cafe.

Kingston Lacy - Gardens Work Party

Needs a location

Update: we can now have 12 in the work party.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, we will only be able to offer this event to Full Members of BNTV. If after 7 days there are still spaces, we will open up to BNTV MeetUp Members.

Please note that you must NOT attend the volunteering session if you are experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus or if a member of their household has developed symptoms and is awaiting results of a test. Please let the Event Host know prior to the start of the work party if you have to cancel, allowing someone on the waitlist to take your place.

Once we know what the task is, we will update this post.

Please remember to bring your own lunch and plenty of fluids (no alcohol), stout shoes/boots, gloves, appropriate clothing for the weather, your own PPE just incase it is needed and your ICE (In case of emergency) card.

Meet in the car park at 9:55am.

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Kingston Lacy - Gardens Work Party

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