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 monthly Volunteer Programme to our growing team, and activities are led by our Project Officer and Volunteer Co-ordinator Anna Forbes. Please contact Anna in advance if you would like to attend a task, or if would like be on our volunteer database and receive the latest Volunteering Programme. 

The quickest and easiest way to keep up to date with ARK's volunteering activities is by checking out our Facebook page (you don't have to be a registered Facebook user) or our Events pages

Please scrolldown to view some pictures from our volunteering tasks. 

Riverbank restoration

Stream water crowfoot planting

Wetland planting

Water vole surveying


Himayan balsam removal