George Outreach Volunteers


Reference: OPP0004205

Activities: Education, Practical, Working with visitors

Starts: 12 February 2018 to 30 September 2018

Closing Date: 30 September 2018

Multiple locations along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal between Liverpool and Wigan, Lancashire

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Join us as an Outreach Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who would like to work with our outreach boat “George” engaging children, young people and community groups close to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

What you'll be doing
We are looking for volunteers who can support our learning programme with some or all of the following tasks:

- to work with other volunteers to deliver interactive educational activities for children, families and the general public
- to lead or assist with family activities at waterway events
- to work with other partners and colleagues to deliver joint events and activities
- to assist with movement of the boat and moorings
- to be ambassadors for National Waterways Museum and for our learning programmes

We are looking for volunteers to join a new team on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. The boat will travel between Liverpool and Wigan, as well as visiting the Leigh branch.


Support and training
We give you full training and provide resources for delivering activities and speaking to the public through a number of training days and team meetings. You will have the support of an education coordinator as well as the other volunteers in your team. We reimburse you for all travel costs.

Skills required

Skills and experience
We are looking for volunteers who have:
- a desire to gain practical work experience and to learn
new skills.
- the confidence to engage with the public.
- the ability to enthuse visitors through activities and conversations.
- the ability to volunteer flexibly
- the ability to travel to various locations along the canal

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