Making life better by water
Find out how our expert teams work together to make life better by water
Work for us
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 your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
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.
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
Help us to bring wellbeing opportunities to millions of people across England and Wales. Find your ideal volunteer role here.
27 May 2018 Recurring
Bugsworth Basin, SK23 7NE
Heritage, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
We are looking for volunteers to help us maintain the canal at Bugsworth Basin. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and was a busy canal/tramway interchange basin.
30 May 2018 Recurring
Closing Date: 31 March 2019
Tamhorn Farm Bridge, Tamhorn, WS14 9JJ
One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Join the Towpath Taskforce in Tamworth on alternate Wednesdays for a range of activities along the Coventry Canals in helping to protect and improve wildlife, heritage and the visitor experience.
1 June 2018 to 30 June 2018 Recurring
Standedge HD7 6NQ
Administration and support
Opportunity to assist with general enquires, boat booking and stock movement. For more information please contact Claire Atkinson, on 01484 844298
Outdoors, Practical, Working with visitors
Role to include co-ordinating existing and new volunteers during a variety of tasks. It will include a variety of opportunities including, outside garden and maintenance work, and indoor DIY/maintenance.
1 June 2018
Little Venice, Grand Union Canal Paddington Arm, London
Outdoors, Practical, Regularly, Working with visitors
We’re looking for friendly and approachable volunteers to join the Ambassador team at Little Venice Welcome Station. This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal and River Trust, playing a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring that they leave with a greater understanding...
Standedge HD7 6NQ
General ground duties, Painting, Cutting Grass, Planting Borders, Weed Removal, Fence repairs etc, For more information please contact Claire Atkinson on 01484 844298.
Administration and support, Practical
Opportunity to gain experience within event organising and hosting, Wedding Support and Social Media. For more information please contact Claire Atkinson on 01484 844298
Red Bull, ST7 3AP
Practical, Working with visitors
At key locations around the country, we’re establishing visitor ‘welcome’ stations and you could be at the heart of this welcome.
1 June 2018 to 30 September 2018
Newark Town Lock, River Trent, Newark
Marketing and promotion, Working with visitors
1 June 2018 to 31 October 2018
Closing Date: 30 May 2018
North Environment Team
The Tees Barrage is a barrage across the River Tees just upriver of Blue House Point in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees in North East England.