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Could you help protect and improve the rivers in the Don Catchment?

Can you inspire people to care about their environment? Do you want to work as part of a team, get outdoors, keep active and learn new skills? DCRT have some exciting opportunities for you to make a difference!

Volunteer on river clean ups, educational visits and at our community discovery events.

Find our more about our volunteer opportunities and apply here.

Want to try out volunteering?

If you’d like to give volunteering with us a try before applying, you’re welcome to turn up to a volunteer day.

Meet at the designated spot for a welcome talk and briefing about the days tasks. All equipment will be provided but please wear waterproof, warm clothes and sturdy shoes. We will bring the tea, coffee and biscuits! All are welcome to join in with our volunteer work parties!

Volunteer Opportunities in Chesterfield:

Catchment Volunteer
Working alongside DCRT staff you will help to make physical improvements to the rivers in the Chesterfield area. This will include improving access, litter picking, removing invasive non-native species (INNS) and small scale habitat works in rivers.

Citizen Science – Wildlife recorders
Help to monitor the improvements made to the Rother before and after a re-meandering project. Train to survey and identify wildlife and contribute to important monitoring. Help identify and record images of wildlife from wildlife camera footage and social media campaigns.

Community Industrial Archaeology
Discover evidence for past industries on the river Rother and its tributaries. Volunteer with North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society (NEDIAS) to carry out filed walking surveys or archives searches.

Education & Events
Help co-ordinate and deliver events and educational activities in and around the River Rother Catchment.


Volunteer Opportunities around Sheffield, Rotherham & Doncaster:

Friends of the Don Valley Way – Conservation Volunteer
Take part in one of our regular river clean up working parties along the Don Valley Way, ran in conjunction between DCRT and our volunteer team ‘the Friends of the Don Valley Way’. Depending on the season and location we will be litter picking, tackling invasive species, clearing out rivers, improving paths and maintaining trails. We will be taking care of areas where we have installed benches, murals, bins and information signs. As part of the group you have the opportunity to suggest ideas and contribute to improvements to the Don Valley Way.

Volunteer Training

Check on our calendar for all training opportunities

To book on any of our training days, please download a booking form.

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