There’s a very strong community in Swanage and the town is made a much nicer place by the teams of volunteers who organise events and festivals, most notably the Swanage Carnival.

In addition, there are many charities and organisations that make a significantly positive contribution to the well being of others and towards the improvement of the environment. They are mostly run by local people who volunteer, giving up their time and often their own money to help others.

So there are plenty of ways to get involved in the community in Swanage. If you are good at organising events, helping others, caring for animals, picking up litter or even driving a steam train, there are volunteering opportunities for everyone.

If you are interested in finding out more and want to speak to someone, the best place to start is the Information Centre in Shore Road, where they can chat about all the options. Of course, you can always contact the organisations direct.

Organisations seeking volunteers

  • Love Swanage Beach
  • Litter Free Purbeck