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 (45p / 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.
River Survey Volunteers help us improve the Aire
Volunteers help us identify ways to improve the Aire. From litter hot spots to big projects.Download Role Profile pdf here >Open online survey form here >
Training and mentoring can be provided.
This might suit volunteers with some understanding of the river such as keen walkers, conservation volunteers or anglers.
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.