Aged over 18 and interested in volunteering on the Jurassic Coast?

The Jurassic Coast Trust is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work with ourselves and our network of partner organisations along the coast.

There are a wide variety of roles available incorporating customer service, education work, outdoors activities and marketing. Host organisations are usually happy to cover travel and other expenses for volunteers. If you would like advice on which may suit you best please email

Browse some of the types of available roles below.

Please note that we are unable to take on any work experience placements at present.

Conservation Work

The Jurassic Coast is a natural landscape of global importance. In order for it to be maintained, landowners and conservation rangers work year-round for the benefit of everyone who lives, works and visits here.

Conservation work takes in a whole range of activities including maintenance of walking paths, brush-cutting, wood-working for signs and steps, and conducting wildlife surveys.

Two of the most popular organisations for volunteers wishing to undertake conservation work are Lulworth Rangers and Durlston Country Park.

abigail rule and bran acres
Volunteer Abigail Rule with Bran Acres from the Dorset Countryside Rangers team.

Public Engagement & Education

The Jurassic Coast and its network of museums and visitor centres are visited by thousands of people of all ages every year, who are eager to learn more about this incredible place.

Volunteering in a public-facing role is a brilliant way to gain confidence and experience, and to put your skills to use in a friendly and supportive environment.

There are roles available across the Jurassic Coast, including with Exmouth Museum, Fairlynch Museum in Budleigh Salterton, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridport Museum and Swanage Museum.

Helen Lowe - Dippy volunteering
Volunteer Helen Lowe at Dippy on Tour, Dorset Museum. © Jerry Fenner.

Volunteering from Home

With the rise in home-working and digital development, it’s never been easier to help out from the comfort of your own home.

At the Jurassic Coast Trust, we are always looking for help with writing, photography, design and day-to-day supporting tasks, many of which can be carried out from home.

Please Contact Us to see what opportunities we currently have available.