Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
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
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
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
Why we think canals are better with Friends
Become a Friend of the Canal & River Trust today and you’ll open yourself up to new experiences and endless opportunities.
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Administration and support, Practical, Working with visitors
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Your role will be to work closely with Canal & River Trust staff to lead and support volunteers aged 16 to 25 in the use of the Desmond Family Canoe Trail, to design and deliver an activity programme based on the needs of the local community, promote the canal, trail and towpath as a way of connecting communities and to increase and provide opportunities for young people to engage in healthier active lifestyles promoting improved health and well-being benefits
As a Hub Leader you will receive:
• Out of pocket expenses – in line with the CRT expense policy
• Opportunity to develop and use meaningful skills
• Opportunity to gain useful work experience skills
• A safe and supportive environment to volunteer in
• Opportunities to work with people from across the trust in an interesting and forward thinking environment
• Fun, friendship and in-house training opportunities for all volunteers with links to opportunities within the trust.
• Recognition that you have contributed to your local area, making positive changes, taking action to improve access, knowledge, activities on offer and use of the canal, towpath and local environment for young people and the community
• Good oral communication skills, both face to face and over the telephone
• Good written communication skills
• The ability to lead and support the canoe action squad with various projects
• Good organisational skills
An interest in canoeing and canal heritage & history would be an advantage although it is not a necessary requirement.
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