Practical Volunteering

If you have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved we run regular practical volunteering activities, mainly on Wednesday afternoons, some weekends and the occasional additional weekday.  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 Anna and Martin. Please contact Anna or Martin 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 let us know if you are coming so we can make sure we have kit ready for you. 



Please scrolldown to view some pictures from our volunteering tasks. 

Riverbank restoration


Stream water crowfoot planting


Wetland planting


Water vole surveying


Spiling


Himayan balsam removal