We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Explorers Education Volunteer - Burnley


Reference: OPP0002455

Activities: Education volunteers

Starts: Anytime

Burnley, Leeds & Liverpool Canal

If you love working with children and enjoy being outdoors join our brand new team of education volunteers in Burnley! Help children discover the magic of the waterways through our Canal & River Explorers programme by leading sessions for primary schools, cub scouts and brownie groups both in their classrooms and out and about on our canals. Whether you are helping a group of Brownies to achieve their water safety badge, bringing to life the stories and history of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Burnley to a school group or helping a family to spot wildlife no Explorers volunteer day is the same!

We are looking for people who can volunteer flexibly and respond to school and informal group requests as required and who can commit to at least 3 or 4 days a month. We try and give you at least 2 weeks’ notice of a visit. Often several sessions will take place in one school or waterside location in a day normally from about 9am – 3.30pm.


The opportunity to learn more about waterway heritage and wildlife; using your skills and learning new ones; being in an attractive environment and of course working with children!

We'll provide you with resources and full training on how to lead groups of children. You'll also have the support of an education coordinator as well as the other volunteers in your team and we'll reimburse you for all travel costs.

Skills required

For volunteers working with children we are looking for:
• Previous experience of working with young children
• The desire to work outdoors.
• The confidence to talk to, and lead workshops with, groups of children.
• The ability to enthuse young people through talks and activities.

We'd love to hear from you if you're interested in finding out more about this opportunity. If you apply for more info (below) we will get in touch soon with further details. Thank you!

Sign up for this opportunity