BART offers opportunities to support our aims in very practical ways depending upon your experience and availability.

We pride ourselves on getting our feet wet, getting our hands dirty, and getting things done. We couldn’t do this without the help of our fantastic volunteers.

BART Beacons

The easiest way you can volunteer is by becoming a BART Beacon. For other ways to get involved, please see the bottom of this page.

BART Beacons are our way of establishing a network of individuals and groups across the catchment who feed back news from their own area for the benefit of all.  BART Beacons is a non-committal form of volunteering which forms our “eyes and ears” on the ground. Volunteers let us know of any issues or opportunities when walking their local stretch(es) of river, stream or brook. BART Beacons allow BART to monitor a far greater area of river than our staff could on their own.

Find out more about our Beacons and how to sign up here.

Volunteering for an Environmental Charity
Other volunteering opportunities

The volunteering opportunities that we have available at any one time depend on our projects and funding available.

Examples of ways you could volunteer with us include, but are not limited to:

  • A range of computer-based tasks from social media to mapping to graphic design
  • Fundraising
  • Walkover surveys
  • Practical river restoration and invasive species control
  • Sharing local knowledge and history of an area
  • Drone piloting and filming work
  • Maybe you just know of an area in need of our help!

There are no barriers to volunteering as anyone who has an interest in the river can make a valuable contribution. This calendar will be updated to show upcoming BART events. If you are interested in getting involved with any of these days, please contact