Explorers Education Volunteer
Help children discover the magic of the river through our River Explorers programme. Join a passionate team of volunteers and staff in Worcester. Help to lead sessions for school groups, and other young people, and teach the next generation about the River Severn. Based on Diglis Island, the Explorer Education Volunteers use the Unlocking the Severn project as a case study to inspire visiting school groups. The sessions are well tailored to school curriculums, educating children on topics such as Rivers, Local History, Habitats and STEM.
Diglis Island Guides
The Diglis Island Guides lead our tours of Diglis Island and Diglis Fish Pass in Worcester. Our tours begin on the lock island, enabling people to learn more about the important role it played in the history of the region’s waterways and the lives of the people who worked there. You will then lead visitors round to the fish pass and underwater viewing gallery, telling the story of the endangered twaite shad fish and how the fish passes are being used to help migratory fish. We need the help of warm, friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to make this possible.
Find out more about this opportunity by emailing: [email protected].
Fish Pass Volunteer
Come and join our team of Fish Pass Volunteers: a unique volunteering opportunity helping to improve the biodiversity of the River Severn and engaging people with the river environment. You will have the opportunity to continue the work of Unlocking the Severn, conserving endangered fish populations, through inspecting and maintaining our 4 fish passes.
This includes helping with our weekly drain-downs at Diglis fish pass, and getting stuck in cleaning the viewing gallery window from inside the 100m long fish pass! You will also have the opportunity to visit Holt and Lincomb fish passes to carry out essential maintenance and monitoring. Your efforts will ensure the fish passes can continue to support migratory fish, like the twaite shad, and enable important scientific monitoring and community engagement to take place.
What skills are we looking for?
No specialist skills required. This activity would suit anyone with enthusiasm for conservation, doing something outdoors or open to new experiences! As the sites are distanced along the river, access to transport or willingness to lift share is useful. We welcome all to get involved and if you require any additional support then please let us know and we can help you to be part of this volunteer opportunity.
Due to a huge amount of interest, we have pressed pause on recruitment for this volunteering opportunity.