Practical Volunteering

If you have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved we run regular practical volunteering activities almost every week, some during the week and some at weekends. No previous experience is required and we supply waders and equipment. We usually meet up along different stretches of the River Kennet and its tributaries from Marlborough to Reading. Activities are often in the river, as well as on the adjoining habitats and include riverbank restoration, planting, habitat improvement, litter picking, Himalayan balsam removal and much more! 

We send out our Volunteer Programme to our ever growing team, our wonderful volunteers are co-ordinated by our Senior Project Officer and Volunteer Co-ordinator Anna Forbes. Email anna@riverkennet.org if you'd like to get involved.
Please contact the project officer leading the task in advance if you would like to attend a task.

Keep up to date with our volunteering activities by visiting our Facebook page (you don't have to be a registered Facebook user) or our Events pages





Scroll down to view some pictures from our volunteering tasks

 Practical river restoration                                                                    Planting

 Himalayan balsam removal                                                                 Water vole surveying

 Spiling                                                                                                  Hedge planting

 Stream water crowfoot planting                                                           Faggot making

  Litter picking                                                                                        Brushwood mattress creation