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We're on the hunt for volunteers to help educate young people at local primary schools, cub scout and brownie groups about the magic of their local waterways.
It’s vital that we help to educate young people about our beautiful and historic canals and rivers.
Elaine Stanley, education volunteer co-ordinator
The volunteers, who will be based at the Devizes Canal Museum, will lead towpath walks, showcase how locks work and explain how species like dragonflies flourish. The Trust’s education programme helps young people learn about the great outdoors, with the Kennet & Avon Canal in Wiltshire home to an array of wildlife, sites of special scientific interest and some of the nation’s most significant industrial heritage.
People who are interested in the role can come along to Devizes Canal Museum, Couch Lane, Devizes, SN10 1EB on Monday, March 11th 2pm – 3pm.
Elaine Stanley, education volunteer co-ordinator at the Trust, said: “This is an ideal role for anyone with a love for the waterways and a passion for helping a younger generation discover the wildlife on their doorsteps.
“As a new charity it’s vital that we help to educate young people about our beautiful and historic canals and rivers. We already do a great deal of work with schools and local groups, and the more volunteers we can recruit, the greater variety of projects we can develop. There is so much to showcase on the Kennet & Avon Canal – from the history of the Caen Hill Flight through to the thousands of species that make the canal their home – and I’d encourage anyone who wants to help us with our work to get in touch.”
Volunteers interested in the role will need to have experience of working with children and be able to commit to at least three or four days a month. The Trust will provide training, resources and will offer continued supervision and support from its education team. Find more information about the role in our volunteering pages or contact Elaine at Elaine.firstname.lastname@example.org
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