Hopefully you now know some of the important work we do to protect and improve the rivers, lakes and surrounding area across the Severn.

But we can’t do this work without your help. The Severn Rivers Trust is a small charity and we rely on generous support from people and organisations. We work with many people across the Severn region already doing all sorts of things. If you love your river, why not get out there and help it out. Our motto is “We get our feet wet” and would love for you to come and help us.

Volunteer for the Severn Rivers Trust

Tree planting on the Afon Cain








Join us! We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers. There is plenty to do from surveying rivers for plants to otters; removing invasive species like Himalayan Balsam to helping out at events or litter picks to planting trees. It all helps improve your local river!

Volunteering with the Severn Rivers Trust is a great way to learn about our work and enjoy the local countryside while doing your bit for the environment.

Volunteer here!

Become a River Champion









Do you love your local stretch of river? Do you see it every day, every week or once a month? You can really help us out by becoming a River Champion.

River Champions help us by collecting information on local rivers which we then use to develop a series of activities to help improve the river.

Become a River Champion!


Riverfly Monitoring

UK ENGLAND ENGLAND SHROPSHIRE LLANYBLODWEL 1JUL15 - Anglers Robert Park and Des during monthly kick sampling in the river Tanat in Llanyblodwel, part of the river Severn catchment area. jre/Photo by Jiri Rezac / WWF UK © Jiri Rezac 2015







Get involved directly with conservation by becoming one of our Riverfly Monitors.   Riverfly Monitors are trained to sample their local river for aquatic invertebrates on a regular basis.  This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, learn more about your local river, meet new people and “get your feet wet”.

 Become a Riverfly Monitor!


Placement Opportunities

There are currently no specific Placement Opportunities with the Trust but if you are interested in working with us, please contact

Job Vacancies

‘Salmon in the Stour’ Senior Project Officer

Salary: £24,453.50 full-time equivalent (actual £12,226.75) per annum

Closing date: Monday 5th March 2018

The Salmon in the Stour Partnership is looking for a part-time (18.75 hours per week) Senior Project Officer to lead our work to restore the River Stour catchment. We’re looking for someone with experience of managing projects who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about river ecology and restoration.

Salmon in the Stour Senior Project Officer

Salary: £24,453.50 full-time equivalent (actual £12,226.75) per annum

Hours of Work: Part-time: 2.5 days (18.75 hours) per week

Closing date: 10am on Monday 5th March 2018

Location: Birmingham, with regular travel throughout the River Stour catchment area

Duration: 12 months fixed-term

Salmon in the Stour is a partnership between The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, Severn Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency. Working together we want to improve the whole of the River Stour and all of its tributaries for wildlife and people. Not only do we want to see salmon breeding in the catchment headwaters again, we want these vital wildlife corridors to reach their full potential for a wide range of species and to be valued and utilised by as many people as possible

Based at The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country’s office in Birmingham, the post includes regular travel throughout the River Stour Catchment area, and you will from time-to-time be required to work from the offices of Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and the Environment Agency

Full job description and application form can be found here:

Application via application form only. CVs not accepted