Canals need many hands to look after them and by volunteering with us you can help make even more miles of canal blue, green and better.

In recent years it has been shown that volunteering can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing, as well as offer greater life satisfaction.

Volunteering is a great way to get active and meet new people, all in the backdrop of our country's stunning canals and rivers. With your help we can help wildlife thrive, and people can find health, happiness and wellbeing on their doorstops.

Get involved

Whether you are looking to boost your wellbeing or get fit and active, join the thousands already volunteering by water and #ActNowForCanals.

Volunteers help with all aspects of our work to bring canals to life, so we always have a large variety of roles available. Take a look to see which one would suit you. 

Making a difference


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