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Help us make people smile in Liverpool

We're looking for volunteers with a passion for Liverpool who can put a smile on the face of visitors.

The volunteers are needed to look after boaters who have travelled through the Liverpool Canal Link to moor in the heart of the city in Albert and Salthouse docks.

Since the £22 million canal link was opened in 2009 it has attracted an ever increasing numbers of canal boats. It steers boaters along the city's historic waterfront passing many of Liverpool's museums, restaurants and galleries.

Friendly and approachable

Now we want to enlist volunteers to help boaters make the most of their visit. The role will involve being on hand to meet and talk to boaters and other visitors, helping with any enquiries they may have and explaining how we care for the canal.

Canal & River Trust volunteer development coordinator Matt Taylor said: “We are not looking for people who are waterway experts, but we are looking for people who are friendly and approachable and know who to ask if they don't know the immediate answer.

“This is an opportunity to be the ‘face' of the Canal & River Trust at Liverpool South Docks, playing a key role in meeting and greeting the arriving boats, ensure they are on the correct mooring, provide any local information they may need, and make sure they have a fantastic stay in the city.

“Volunteers will get full training and will work with other volunteers and employees who will help build up their knowledge. This is an opportunity to meet new people and it is very satisfying at the end of a conversation when people leave with a smile of ‘thanks'.”

Find out more about this rewarding opportunity

Last Edited: 21 January 2015

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