The Society has a range of annual membership packages that enable the charity to function and help provide financial support for our community projects and young leaders.

Individuals in paid employment: £20 pa

Students: £5

Family: £40 pa

Friends: £40 pa

Corporate: £50 pa

Vice-Patrons: £100 pa

Those who take part in our expeditions automatically become members for a year.

Our partnership with our member schools, colleges, businesses and individuals has grown over many years as we work together to support UK and overseas programmes. We have a shared vision: encouraging enterprise and challenge and creating opportunities for all young people no matter what their circumstances.

Once a member of the DES you join a unique organisation. Many of our members who took part in an expedition many years ago are still very active in the DES.

We welcome new members and you can join by simply completing the online form.

Benefits of Becoming a Member

Once you join you will enjoy certain benefits including:

  • Discounts at a number of outdoor specialist shops ( 15% Cotswold )
  • Access to grants to gain national qualifications.
  • Regular outdoor events to develop leadership.
  • Social events such as the DES Ball.
  • Quality insurance for expeditions, Gap Year and your own personal ‘adventures’.
  • Access to a wealth of information and expertise relating to outdoor learning.

You can pay online to Dorset Expeditionary Society

Account number   20231495   Sort code      20-26-62  Reference: Membership


DES Membership Form