Chalk Stream Champions
The Watercress and Winterbournes scheme has big plans for protecting our chalk streams, but we need the help of passionate volunteers to make them a reality. If you live in or near our scheme area, becoming a Chalk Stream Champion is a great way to support our work, gain new skills, and meet likeminded nature lovers.
The time commitment is flexible, and you can try different roles to find the best fit. Most need no existing expertise, and you'll receive training to help you get the most from your time with us. However you participate, you'll have the support of the scheme team, the partners, and a welcoming volunteer community.
Many of our Chalk Stream Champions also join their local Community Catchment Groups, which play a key part in nature conservation on their patches. However, while you might work closely with your nearest group on certain activities, you don't have to be a group member to volunteer on the scheme.
How to apply
Watercress and Winterbournes is in its early stages and some activities have been affected by Covid-19. As a result there might be a short wait before you can get stuck in, but we'd still love to hear from you - in the meantime we'll get you set up and begin your training.
Start by exploring the role descriptions below, then complete our short expression of interest form. A member of the scheme team will then arrange a chat to provide more detail on getting involved. If you have any concerns please get in touch and we'll be happy to help.
Help in a different way
Want to support the scheme in a way not listed here? Let us know and we'll get in touch to discuss teaming up.