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DFCT - Action Squad Hub Members - Burscough


Reference: OPP0004305

Activities: Administration, Customer service, Practical

Starts: Anytime

Various Locations

Your role will be to work closely with hub leaders and Canal & River Trust staff to lead and support volunteers aged 16 to 25 and community members in the use of the Desmond Family Canoe Trail, to support the design and delivery of activity programmes based on the needs of the local community, promoting the canal, trail and towpath as a way of connecting communities and increasing opportunities for young people to engage in healthier active lifestyles promoting improved health and well-being benefits.


As a Hub Member 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

Skills required

• 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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