Practical Volunteering with the Water Team

Get fit for free – Join our River Gym today!!!

Help restore Wiltshire’s rivers, protect our unique habitats and get in shape whilst avoiding expensive gym fees!

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Water Team has been restoring rivers across Wiltshire for more than 15 years. Working with volunteers and river restoration professionals, we act to undo much of the damage that has been done to the county’s rivers through historic management practices, returning the rivers to a state that benefits both people and wildlife.

What will I be doing?

We would never ask anyone to do more than they feel capable of doing and full training will be provided. Examples of the kind of work we will be doing include:

  • Fixing tree branches into river banks/beds
  • Repairing eroded banks
  • Installing gravel riffles
  • Planting trees and wetland plants
  • Tackling invasive species

Why volunteer?

Volunteering with the water team provides a unique opportunity to conserve some of the rarest and most threatened habitats in the UK:

  • Help protect Wiltshire’s rivers
  • Pick up new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Work in a team
  • Keep fit!

Current Opportunities

To see our current opportunities please check out our practical volunteering opportunities

Who do I contact?

To find out more e-mail the Water Team or call us on 01380 736066.

Find us on Twitter: @WiltsRivers