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We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Employees working for Aylesbury based company Esri UK, the world-class geographic information systems provider, have spent the day helping to spruce up the Grand Union Canal
In the last twelve months, more than 40 Esri UK staff have been involved with various tasks to help improve the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal. In their latest outing, the team has been busy repainting a footbridge which crosses the canal and filling sandbags which, once in place, will be used to help protect the canal bank from water erosion.
Richard Parry, Canal & River Trust chief executive, said: “The volunteers have been doing a fantastic job in helping us to look at this stretch and they should be proud of their efforts. We’ve been working with Esri for a number of years and it’s great to give the team the opportunity to get out of the office, enjoy some fresh air and help out on the canal. Already I can see that they have made a big difference.”
Stuart Bonthrone, managing director at Esri UK, said: “Our office is located right next to the canal basin in Aylesbury and often my team pop out during their lunch hour to get some fresh air and take a break beside the water. We’ve all really enjoyed the opportunity to get away from our desks, get a bit mucky and helping the Trust look after our local canal.”
More information about how you can get involved with volunteering
Local people sought to help care for the Grantham Canal
20 March 2018
Canal & River Trust brand
19 March 2018
Bookings now open for 2018 Canal Pairs Championship
Breach of the Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal
16 March 2018