River Stewardship Company (RSC) run volunteer days on the River Don in Sheffield to manage litter and debris and to clear vegetation. The aim is to create a biodiverse river that can be enjoyed by the general public as well as control flood risk.
Volunteer days run every other Friday, at various points along the river, from 10am until 2pm. We provide all tools and equipment, as well as safety and hygeine equipment due to covid-19, but ask that you wear sturdy boots and clothing appropriate for the weather.
Although volunteeriing is exempt from the rule of 6, we are still restricting numbers and asking people to adhere to social distancing and hygine guidelines. We also ask that you do not attend unless you have registered for the specific day.
Upcoming volunteer days will be advertised regularly on Facebook, through which you can register. You can follow us at www.facebook.com/RiverStewards
Alternatively, you can register as a volunteer and sign up to our mailing list by clicking here.
What skills do I need?
No skills necessary - just enthusiasm and a positive attitude!
What will I gain?
Physical activity in the natural environment; meeting new people and reduced social isolation; making a difference to our local environment for both people and wildlife.
Training and support
We provide training in the use of hand tools and safe working near rivers. We provide ongoing support to volunteers and are able to assist with travel costs if necessary.
Fortnightly on a Friday. Attendance can be regular or as a one-off.
DBS (criminal records) check
Various locations along the Lower Don Valley.
The exact location of each Sheffield City Centre has excellent travel links. Most sites are on a bus or cycle route along the Five Weirs Walk.