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

Canal Maintanence Crew


Reference: OPP0005858

Activities: Environment, Outdoors, Practical

Starts: Anytime

Closing Date: 28 February 2018

Aire & Calder Navigation, West Yorkshire

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We are looking for 6 people to join a new team in West Yorkshire with a maintenace focus under the guidance of Andy. You will assist in a wide range of environmental and maintenance tasks from managing vegetation management to lock gate maintenace. No 2 days will be the same! We are looking for people who are available for a day (9.30-3.30) on Mondays only at this time. This role will suit people who like being outdoors and work well as part of a team. This team is roving the length of the Calder & Hebble (Sowerby Bridge to Wakefield) and the Aire & Calder (Pollington-Leeds) some travel will be required with the option of meeting at a set location near public transport within West Yorkshire. Travel expenses can be claimed back.

All applicants will undergo a selective interview process, unfortunately we cannot guarantee all candidades will be accepted.


It's a great way to meet other local volunteers, learn new skills, and hear about other volunteering opportunities if you fancy getting more involved. This new team is enhancing the environment as well as maintaining a 200 year old piece of heritage ensuring its longevity for generations to come.

Skills required

To carry out this role, you’ll ideally have an interest in the waterway, but this is not essential. The most important attributes are an ability to interact with and help others; a friendly manner and the ability to make a good first impression; a hands-on approach and can-do attitude, and flexibility to work on your own or with others. Ideally we are looking for someone who is locally based; and be available to work as part of a team.
We provide a full induction in the use of the locks; what the Canal & River Trust is and our aims; and relevant safety information and supply uniform and equipment as necessary. Reasonable out of pocket expenses can be claimed.

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