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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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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.
The Trust wants to recruit new volunteers to welcome visitors and help monitor boat movements and visitor moorings along the Lancaster Canal.
The Trust is keen to recruit a new team of volunteer moorings rangers who would engage with boaters, walkers, cyclists and anglers, and keep an eye on visitor mooring sites between Tewitfield and Bilsborrow.
The main sites that need monitoring are at Tewitfield, near Carnforth, Hest Bank near Lancaster, Galgate and Bilsborrow. Bicycles can be provided for the important role of making sure visiting boats don’t upset fellow boaters by overstaying their welcome at popular tourist spots.
Matt Taylor, the North West volunteer coordinator with the Trust, explained: "We are looking for people with a few spare hours each week who are friendly, outgoing, fairly fit, computer literate, and enjoy being outdoors. No specialist skills are required and full training will be given by our boating team.
"Volunteering with the Trust is a great way to meet new people and play a valuable role in your local community. It is a good experience to add to your CV and offers the chance to do something worthwhile in the wonderful surroundings of the Lancaster Canal."
To find out more contact Matt Taylor by emailing email@example.com or take a look at our volunteering pages for more information on volunteering opportunities.
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