We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Find your ideal volunteer role here.
12th June 2014 to 31st October 2017
Gloucester, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Gloucestershire
Administration, Customer service
Housed in a warehouse at the heart of Gloucester's fine Victorian Docks, Gloucester Waterways Museum tells the story of our wonderful canals and rivers. Volunteers are at the heart of the museum supporting a diverse range of opportunities.
1st September 2015
We’re establishing visitor ‘welcome’ stations at key locations around the country, and you could be at the heart of this welcome.
1st August 2016
Recording and monitoring
We are looking for volunteers who can visit visitor mooring sites between Tewitfield and Bilsborrow to carry out boat checks. The main sites that we are looking at are Tewitfield, Carnforth, Hest Bank, Lancaster, Galgate and Bilsborrow. Bycycles can be provided if needed and would be stored for use...
19th September 2016 to 25th September 2017
We are looking volunteers to support our existing volunteering programme. If you are looking for a volunteer role where you will be part of a team of professionals responsible for various disciplines, will be encouraged to take part, not only in your role, but in the wider activities of the trust,...
1st March 2017
Closing Date: 17th April 2017
Hatton, Grand Union Canal, Warwickshire
Administration, Marketing and promotions, Management and supervision, Roles from home
Plan and coordinate activities during National Volunteers’ Week to celebrate and promote volunteering across the Trust both internally and to the wider world. We plan for this to involve:
23rd March 2017 to 1st December 2017
Closing Date: 30th December 2017
Ellesmere Port, Shropshire Union Canal, the Wirral
Administration, Customer service, Recording and monitoring
With its dramatic location on the banks of the Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal in Cheshire, extensive in-door displays, boat trips and historic buildings, the museum is a great place to volunteer, where time slows down and history comes to life.
1st April 2017 to 30th April 2017
Closing Date: 30th April 2017
Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Gloucestershire
Marketing and promotions, Practical
Interested in Steam and engineering? We are looking for passionate and committed volunteers to join our enthusiastic team at the National Waterways Museum Gloucester to care for the SND No 4 steam dredger which was built in 1925 for the Sharpness New Docks company by the De Klop shipyard at Sliedrecht...
1st April 2017 to 24th June 2017
Mexborough,SSYN, South Yorkshire
Canal & River Trust are teaming up with Mexborough First to clean up the towpath through Mexborough, and we need your support! This is a lovely stretch of canal, teaming with wildlife, but unfortunately teaming with litter as well. With the support of Mexborough First and the local community we'd like...
1st April 2017 to 30th June 2017
Customer service, Practical
This role will support the Customer Operations team in low-risk maintenance roles such as the upkeep of the garden and the car parks at the Gloucester Dock Office, litter picking and deweeding around the dock area.
5th April 2017 to 28th March 2018
Closing Date: 28th March 2018
Coventry & Ashby Canals.
Join the Tamworth Towpath Taskforce for Towpath improvements in Tamworth and surrounding areas covering the Coventry & Ashby Canals. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and friendly support and refreshments. Meet every other Wednesday 9.30- 13.30pm see below: