Volunteering On Swanage Pier

'When people ask me why I started volunteering for Swanage Pier, it is always easy to answer - the people, the experience, and to make a difference.” 
Pier Volunteer

Due to the dedication and hard work of all our supporters and volunteers, the Pier is looking as glorious today as it might have over 100 years ago. Swanage Pier Trust is an independent charity, funded by voluntary donations and with only 2 paid members of staff; our volunteers and annual members play an important role in welcoming visitors to the Pier.

On a summer's evening, one of the finest views in Swanage is the sunset over the Purbeck Hills so we try to open later in the evenings, to allow people to stroll down and enjoy the amazing sunsets, but this is only possible with the help of volunteers.

You can help in a variety of ways, we welcome anyone who has a few hours to spare, would like to meet new people, gain new skills and spend some time in this amazing place.

  • Gate Duty
  • Helping in the shop
  • Serving drinks and snacks in the café
  • Painting and Decorating
  • General Maintenance
  • Fundraising
  • Helping at Events

Volunteering with us provides excellent experience if you are looking to build your work-based skills or perhaps you have retired from paid work and want to give something back to the community and make new friends in the process.

Spare time –a few hours a week to get involved in something different and rewarding
Retirement – making good use of years of experience
Special interest/skill – your skills could make a valuable contribution to us
Students – course placement or work experience
Between jobs – a couple of months to spare before starting a new job

Whatever your reason is, we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering on Swanage Pier, you can call in at the pier and chat to our friendly team or use the form  below to register your interest and we will get in touch.

 To Volunteer on Swanage Pier please use this form.

If you would like to help but don't quite have the time for volunteering, why not become an annual member of The Friends of swanage Pier.

By joining The Friends of Swanage Pier you'll be showing support for this marvellous seaside structure and helping to secure the Piers future for generations to come.

Annual Subscriptions help Swanage Pier in so many ways; Membership is £20 for which you will receive a FREE annual strolling pass and regular Newsletters, plus a dedicated “Friends” website to keep everyone up to date with the latest happenings.

Annual membership: £20

Life Membership :£175

The Pier Friends also have a Committee of elected officers who pl.an special events and fundraisers 


Click here to find out more. Friends of Swanage Pier