We couldn’t care for the Aire without volunteers.
Volunteering offers a huge range of rewards. Swap the rush of everyday life for the calmness of being by water. Meet new people or learn new skills.
Our volunteer programme is open to all. We pay volunteer travel expenses (25p / mile or a Day Rider ticket) and loan equipment to make volunteering safe and fun (such as safety boots). You can find the form to claim expenses at the bottom of this page.
We have a range of regular volunteer opportunities. Please get in touch if you want to discuss other volunteering roles.
River Stewardship Volunteers
help us care for the Aire
Workdays vary enormously but focus on practical action. As we move through the seasons, we deliver river clean ups, invasive species removal and habitat creation.Download Role Profile pdf here >
Training and equipment provided. No prior experience required. An active role but ideal for improving fitness and well being.
Event and Education Volunteers help us share the Aire
We visit primary schools and community shows throughout the year to showcase our river and educate the public. All you need is an enthusiasm for the river and willingness to learn about it.Download Role Profile pdf here >
Volunteers are asked to complete a DBS check for this role.
help us understand the Aire
Monthly invertebrate samples from shallow riverbeds help us understand health of the Rivers Aire and Worth. They are key to spotting potential problems early.Download Role Profile pdf here >
Ideal to do alongside regular visits to the river for walking or angling.
No wildlife ID skills needed.