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16 February 2018
Closing Date: 15 December 2018
Braunston, Grand Union Canal, Daventry
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Would you like to join our skilled team of operatives for a day out and experience what it's like working with the Trust?
Please join us on our planned Volunteer Maintenance Days where we will be going through a planned programme of works once a month across the section.
From lock maintenance to boundary repairs there is a whole host of things you will be able to come and have a go at with one of our expert operatives on site to help you.
Take this opportunity to see the network as you have never before, learn more about what we at the Trust do and get messy while you're doing it!
Places are limited on each day so please apply soon. You will then be provided with information on when and where you will need to be and what you will be doing.
Also, don't worry, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided!
This event takes place every 3rd Friday of the month starting 16th of February 2018:
A chance to get out with a fantastic team of experts and volunteers tackling some of the most exciting and interest work our network has to offer.
This is a brilliant opportunity to work outside and have fun while you're doing it.
This is also a chance to find out about more of our volunteering opportunities all across the network.
What will I need to do?
All you need is to arrive at a specified location that is sent on application where you will be met by one of our operatives and other like minded volunteers.
Please bring suitable footwear i.e. sturdy shoes or boots. Any open toe footwear and/or trainers will not be acceptable and you will not be able to participate in the day.
We ask also that you bring clothing you do not mind getting messy, you will likely be working with paint, grease, and other similar materials so please dress appropriately.
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