The Jurassic Coast Volunteer Network is a volunteer placement scheme, coordinated by the Jurassic Coast Trust through our network of partner organisations in the environmental, tourism and heritage sectors.

If you’re aged over 18 and interested in kick-starting your career on the Jurassic Coast, or in changing direction, then we can offer you work experience that develops your skills, and enables you to gain accreditation.

Volunteers are matched to an appropriate role and are given training and support throughout their placement. Placements are available in Dorset, Devon and occasionally further afield. There are a wide variety of placements available including conservation work, education, science communication, customer service and research.

Use the box below to register and apply for opportunities to begin your volunteering journey. You can also browse current volunteering opportunities, as well as read success stories from current and past volunteers. Please call us on 01308 807000 if you have any questions about the programme.

The Jurassic Coast Volunteer Network is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

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REGISTER

Become a member of the Jurassic Coast Trust volunteers scheme

Being a volunteer is a great way to expand your skills and support the work of the Jurassic Coast Trust.

Hi, I’m Caroline and I’m the Jurassic Coast Volunteer Network Coordinator. I’m here to help you find the right volunteering role, and to guide you through your placement to ensure you get the most out of it.

Did you know that this programme:

  1. Covers all volunteering expenses including travel, uniform and any on the job training you might need?
  2. Comes with a complete set of AQA-accredited training units which you can add to your CV to improve your future job prospects?
  3. Offers a wide variety of exciting and interesting roles on or around the Jurassic Coast? Whatever your area of interest, there’ll be something for you.

Browse our list of current opportunities, read some of our volunteering success stories, and feel free to ask me anything that might help you find and carry out your ideal volunteering placement.

An Introduction to the Jurassic Coast

This video provides a fantastic overview of the Jurassic Coast. You will learn about where it is, why it is special and some of the key geographical locations. It also introduces some key concepts, such as the geological heritage.

This video underpins one of the AQA-accredited training units which comprise the Jurassic Coast Volunteer Network programme. You can watch it to get an idea of what completing the training units will involve.