Volunteering at a Thames21 event enables you to make an immediate, positive impact on your environment. For this reason alone, our events attract 7,000 people annually – a diverse range of people of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels.

Volunteering with us is a way to make a difference to waterways for the benefit of people and wildlife, to meet new people and get close to an informal, natural space – even in the heart of the city.

There are many different ways to volunteer; from clean-ups to education to citizen science. Events take place across London on one of the many Thames tributaries or on London’s iconic river itself.

All levels of commitment are welcome – you can join a one-off event, or get involved more regularly.

Keep an eye on our events calendar for the latest opportunities.

You could get involved in river clean-ups across our many projects, or, after training, become a member of the Event Support Team to help lead events. You can even train to become a Badged Group leader, which means you can lead your own clean ups under Thames21’s public liability insurance.

We also have corporate volunteering opportunities. We tailor corporate volunteering and team-building events to meet the needs of organisations. We also welcome offers of help in ways other than clean-ups, for example with fundraising and administrative tasks. 

We look forward to seeing you!