Our fantastic volunteers are an essential part of Eden Rivers Trust, giving up their time to help Save Eden -  protecting their local river and the wildlife that lives on, in and next to it.

There are lots of reasons why people want to volunteer with us, take a look the video (right) to hear just a few of their stories and read Chloe's story (at bottom of page) about her volunteering experience.

Could you spare some time to help
save Eden?

I'd like to volunteer - how do I get involved?

Register online by completing the short Register to Volunteer form, or
Email susie@edenrt.org, or
Call Susie Grainger, River Action Group Coordinator to arrange an informal chat on 01768 866788.
Take a look at our Explore page to see when the next volunteering event is on.

There are three ways you can volunteer:

1. Take part in one of our River Action Days
Bring your friends and family, or come along by yourself and spend a few hours monitoring wildlife or improving the habitat. This could include:

  • - Monitoring invertebrates
  • - Clean up rivers
  • - Bashing Himalayan balsam
  • - Surveying endangered species such as white clawed crayfish


Training is provided for surveying and monitoring days, and there is always someone on hand to show you the ropes!

Browse the Explore page to find out when the next River Action Day is and email our River Action Group Coordinator to sign up susie@edenrt.org


2. Take a look at one of our current volunteer role vacancies. Click on the titles to find out more!

Minutes Secretary - Do you have basic secretariat skills? Are you organised, discreet and able to work with senior staff/trustees? Are you willing to give approximately one day a month for the next six months to a vibrant environmental charity committed to saving the River Eden? 

If so we would love to hear from you, as we are looking for temporary Minute Secretary for early evening Trustee meetings.

All expenses will be reimbursed. Please note, this is not a trustee position.

Please call Elizabeth Radford on 01768 866788 before 27th January 2018 for an informal discussion.


Education Volunteer - supporting our Learning Coordinator in delivering fun, inspirational hands-on sessions in schools.

Events Volunteer - meeting people and talking about our work, rivers and Eden's wildlife at public shows and events.

Photographer - helping us to build a library of stunning images for educational, promotional and research use.

Film Maker - helping us to build a library of footage for educational, promotional and research purposes.

3. Get the whole community involved
If your friends and neighbours are as passionate as you are about improving the river where you live for the enjoyment of everyone, get in touch as we can support your community to improve and look after your local river.

Call Susie Grainger, River Action Group Coordinator on 01768 866788 or email her susie@edenrt.org to find out how we can help.


4. Short-term work experience placement
If you are at school and are looking to gain experience in river conservation, or in disciplines such as project management, marketing or education within in the charity sector, then one of our week placements could be for you.

Call Susie, River Action Group Coordinator on 01768 866788 or email her susie@edenrt.org to find out how we can help.

If you don't fancy getting your feet wet, there are lots short-term opportunities on dry land available such as helping at events and supporting us in the office.
Get in touch with us to arrange an informal chat.

Volunteering: not just about what you can do for the river, it's what the river can do for you!