Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteer with us

Volunteers are incredibly important to the Trust and act as our eyes and ears across the Wessex region. If you’d like to get involved fill out our online application form or contact us for more information.

Download the Volunteer Pack
Online Application Form

Volunteer Opportunities

Education Volunteer

Education volunteers will inspire the next generation about the rivers of Wessex. You will be supporting our Education Officer in delivering hands on, and virtual, school sessions. Training will be provided, and the role will require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). 



We love receiving amazing images of our catchments from volunteers. If you are a budding photographer and have some great images or footage that could be added to our media library for educational and promotional use, please get in touch. 


Work Placements  

Wessex Rivers Trust is keen to inspire and provide invaluable experience for students interested in having a career in wildlife conservation and education. Although we cannot always accommodate all requests please do get in touch and tell us where you would like to gain experience.


Clean Rivers Volunteer  

Throughout the year we run river clean-ups to improve the health of our rivers by removing plastic and potential toxins, as well as regenerating forgotten stretches of river. This is the perfect opportunity to highlight rivers that may need a little help in your local area.  


Be our eyes and ears! 

Pollution can have a devastating impact on the health of our rivers. If you see a pollution event on your local river, make a difference and report it to the Environment Agency Hotline   0800 807060.