As a Waterway Engagement Volunteer you play a crucial role in translating people’s curiosity into positive action. Many passers-by are very curious about our events, and people are often delighted to discover there’s a way to get closer to the river and help look after it – your role helps them to do that.
Waterway Engagement Volunteers work alongside the Event Support Team at Thames21 events, welcoming volunteers, chatting to locals, and answering questions about Thames21. New recruits will be given Thames21 training covering:
- The history of Thames21, where we work, and what we do
- The pressures facing urban rivers, including denaturalisation and pollution
- Public engagement
Waterway Engagement Volunteers are supplied with materials to help engage people, as well as being reimbursed for food and travel to Thames21 events.
Getting people informed about rivers, and interested in looking after them, is at the core of everything we do at Thames21. Sign up to be a Waterway Engagement Volunteer and help us spread the word!
Interested in being a Waterway Engagement Volunteer? Email Development Officer Billy Coburn.