Activities: Practical, Outdoors, Regularly
Nantwich, Shropshire Union Canal, Cheshire
Our Volunteer Rangers provide a visible presence assisting the Canal & River Trust in enhancing and promoting the appropriate use and enjoyment of the area and play an integral part in the visitor experience. The role is to provide a polite and friendly welcome to waterway visitors and helping to look after and maintain the area.
It’s a perfect opportunity for those who enjoy working in the outdoors and are perhaps looking for something different to do and want to help support the Canal & River Trust. The key qualities we’re looking for are enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.
There are several key tasks for the volunteer ranger, whether it’s talking to customers, providing visitor information, signage upkeep, monitoring and reporting potholes and other hazards, painting, litter picking and generally helping with this section of the canal network, it can really make a great difference to a visitor’s appreciation of the waterways.
It's a great way to meet other local volunteers, learn new skills, and hear about other volunteering opportunities if you fancy getting more involved.
To carry out this role, you'll ideally have an interest in the waterway and/or the local area, but this is not essential. The most important attributes are an ability to interact with and help others; a friendly manner and the ability to make a good first impression; a hands-on approach and can-do attitude, and flexibility to work on your own or with others. Ideally we are looking for someone who is locally based; and be available to work as part of a team.
No prior experience is necessary. We provide a full induction; what the Canal & River Trust is and our aims; and relevant safety information and supply uniform and equipment as necessary. Reasonable out of pocket expenses can be claimed.