We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Friends of Bow Back Rivers


Reference: OPP0004727

Activities: Administration, Customer service, Education volunteers, Marketing and promotions, Management and supervision, Practical, Recording and monitoring

Starts: Anytime

Closing Date: 28 January 2017

Carpenters Road Lock, Old River Lee, London

Become part of a volunteer group with roles including supporting and running events, supporting the schools programme, social media promotion, heritage learning and promotion and being a representative for activities or interest in the waterways.
The restoration (to be completed in Spring 2017) will re-open the waterways in Queen Elizabeth Olympic park and create plenty of new opportunities for boaters and visitors. We’re asking you to be part of a new friends group who will champion the newly restored Carpenters Road Lock and wider Bow Back rivers.


The Canal & River Trust, in partnership with Our Parklife will offer you training in social media, how to create a constitution and a chance to learn about the heritage of the area, wider influence of the waterways and Carpenters Road Lock. As part of the friends group, you will have also a chance to see behind the scenes of the most existing construction programmes in London, and a great insight into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The group will also sit under the ‘Park Panel’ (a forum of local Park stakeholders and businesses), which will offer further training, development and networking opportunities, whilst allowing the group to act as a voice for the waterways in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Skills required

No experience in necessary, but a commitment of 2-3 hours a week over the next 6 months would be expected. Please contact Joanna Steele at Joanna.steele@canalrivertrust.org.uk by 27th January 2017, and we will reply by 30th January 2017.

Please note that the first induction dates will be 12th February 11am-12:30,or Monday 13th Feb,18:30-20:00, depending on your availability. Further details on the induction will be sent in January.

For further information visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/carpentersroadlock

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