“We were all taken aback at the numbers that arrived!” That was the reaction from Aquabox trustee Roz Adamson, after the first volunteer recruitment morning on Saturday 18th February.

About 70 visitors turned up during the two hours the Aquabox depot was open (a few may have bypassed the signing-in process) and were welcomed with coffee and biscuits, a tour of the depot, and the opportunity to watch water filters being assembled. Aquabox trustees and volunteers were on hand to demonstrate the water filters and the packing process, and explain how the charity works to relieve the suffering of people in disaster areas and combat zones around the world.

And the result: 25 potential new volunteers, all of whom completed registration forms to confirm their interest.

Our second volunteer recruitment day takes place on Saturday 25th February and will follow the same format: 10.00am – 12 noon, at the Aquabox Depot at the top of Cromford Hill. Anyone interested is welcome to attend, without obligation. There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up – and find out how you might be able to help make a difference to the lives of people living in desperate conditions. 

If you can’t make this date, but are still interested in getting involved, please e-mail one of our Trustees on

Please help us help those desperate to get access to some clean water.