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Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
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
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Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
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
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Education, Outdoors, Regularly
5 March 2018 to 1 October 2018
Stourport Wharf, Sevenside, Stourport Basins
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We are looking for people with experience of working with children and a love of canals & rivers.
We presently have a small team of education volunteers who deliver school and group visits. We would like to expand this team of volunteers, enabling us to work with more schools and groups.
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.
For an inland town, miles away from the sea, Stourport on Severn has a surprising and delightful maritime atmosphere. It was once a busy inland port, which grew up around the point where the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal joins the River Severn. Today the restored canal basins are a great place to discover the history of the Stourport and the River Sever
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 provide you with the resources to deliver inspiring visits with children about our waterways. You will have the support of an education officer as well as the other volunteers in your team. We reimburse you for all travel costs within 40 mile round trip from your base (Stourport Basins).
Previous experience of working with young people in primary and/or secondary schools or other education settings.
Experience of delivering hands-on learning resources for children.
The ability to enthuse young people through talks and activities.
The ability to volunteer flexibly particularly during school term times.
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