We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Volunteering in the East Midlands

Find out more about opportunities for volunteering across the East Midlands waterways.

Volunteers take a break from painting Atherstone Locks Towpath Taskforce volunteers

You'll find there's loads of way you can get involved and help us care for, promote and enhance our waterways, such as:

Contact our volunteering development co-ordinator, Wayne Ball for more ways to get involved locally.

Support as a group

We also support groups to undertake specific projects and work with lots of groups who have adopted part of their local waterway. Visit our adoptions page for more information.

We provide our volunteers with appropriate training, encouragement and ongoing support to enable all to make the most of these fantastic opportunities. Search our website for opportunities in your area.

Towpath taskforce

Each month we run 'turn up on the day' practical volunteer events at locations across our waterways, known as Towpath Taskforce

It's a great way to start volunteering with the Canal & River Trust. You can download our current programmes below:

We're also developing a regular programme of volunteering in the Newark area - please contact us for more information.

You can find details of forthcoming events on by searching for an opportunity near to you

Some of the volunteering opportunites here in the East Midlands

Last date edited: 16 October 2017