Volunteer River Wardens Needed

Would you like to get involved in looking after the River Chess?

Through our volunteer River Wardens programme, you can get hands on with the river environment and bring real benefits for people and wildlife.

You can commit to as little or as much time as you want, choose the tasks you want to take on, and the area you want to look after.

After an introduction to the project, with you, we will decide on your own section of river to warden and introduce you to the landowner. Here you can carry out wildlife surveys, report problems and help to maintain riverside paths.

No previous experience or qualifications are required, training will be provided where necessary.

  • Wherever possible, you will be looking after a stretch of river close to where you live, so this is a real opportunity to do something for your local community and environment.
  • You’ll meet new people and wardens can work in pairs or small groups if they wish to.
  • Wherever possible we would like you to work in pairs as minimum.
  • Access to comprehensive set of hand tools with training as required.
  • Issued with gloves, waders and an identifying tabard or badge.
  • For anyone thinking about a career in conservation or countryside management, this would be a great addition to your CV!

For more information on the River Chess please visit https://www.riverchess.co.uk/

or to get involved, please contact Tracey Read, Volunteer Manager at: getinvolved@chilternsociety.org.uk or complete the form below.