Pocklington Welcome & Walk Volunteers


Reference: OPP0005001

Activities: Marketing and promotions

Starts: Anytime

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

Pocklington Canal

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Could you help run the Canal Head Information centre, and/or lead short guided walks on a Sunday afternoon along the towpath?

Pocklington Canal Amenity Society (PCAS) are looking for people to want to welcome visitors to the canal. By helping out on a Sunday afternoon (ideally one in six weekends during summer) you could be based at Canal Head itself offering leaflets and maps to new visitors and answering questions - you don't need a huge amount of prior knowledge about the canal as you'll be paired up with a PCAS member to start!

As part of the Heritage Lottery Fund Project, the Canal & River Trust Project Officer and PCAS would like to set up a programme of regular guided walks. If you enjoy walking and talking then please consider helping out! We'd like to get to a stage where there is a regular 'walk day' (once a month on Sunday at first) from Canal Head, whereby people can just turn up on the day.


You'll get to volunteer outside in the fresh air showing people the beautiful Pocklington Canal. You'll have the support of the project officer and PCAS, and (for walk leaders) will be accompanied for your first couple of walks. Training and branded clothing will be provided.

Either call Debbie (PCAS) 01759 306070 or Lizzie (CRT) 07789934871 for details, or click on the Sign Up button below and Lizzie will receive your email (please note your details will be shared with PCAS for this volunteering role).

Skills required

We are looking for people with a friendly manner who are comfortable talking to groups. Some prior knowledge about an aspect of the canal would be a bonus (ie wildlife, history), but not essential.

This role in part of the Heritage Lottery Fund supported project, ‘A Gem in the Landscape’.

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