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Planning & design
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Find a winter mooring
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10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
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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
Diglis Basin, Worcester & Birmingham Canal, Worcestershire
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We are looking to establish a new team of Explorers education volunteers based at Diglis Basin in Worcester.
Diglis Basin is where the Worcester and Birmingham Canal meets the awesome River Seven. It's a great starting point for exploring the canal and river, and is just on the edge of the city of Worcester.
This team of volunteers will also support school visits to Droitwich Spa.
The volunteer role includes leading canal and river related workshops, guided walks and activities introducing school children to the rich heritage and wildlife of the canals and rivers. You will be making sure every aspect of a school visit runs smoothly from greeting the coach at the beginning of the day to waving goodbye at the end. There will also be opportunities to visit local schools to give water safety assemblies or classroom workshops and talks about the waterways. The role requires previous experience of working with children.
Interviews are taking place in April & May.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a newly established creative team. You will be involved with developing new resources for the site. The rewards will be knowing that you have contributed to a class of children having an enjoyable visit and ensuring we encourage the next generation to take an interest in our canals. You will have the support of an education officer and help from existing Explorers education volunteers. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
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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