Operations Support Volunteer


Reference: OPP0006303

Activities: Office-based, Outdoors, Practical

Starts: 1 August 2018

London various

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We are looking for a volunteer to help support our Central London Operations Team taking care of the Regent's Canal and Lower River Lee.

You will be working out of the London Docklands office with use of an electric van to travel to sites. The role will be varied and interesting with no two days the same! Activities will include:

- Carrying out weekly environmental site checks
- Creating and putting out information signs along the network to help keep customers informed
- Helping to keep our noticeboards up to date
- Reactionary jobs such as out of order locks, small scale pollution clean-up
- Supporting the team by delivering equipment to site

It’s a perfect opportunity for those who enjoy working in the outdoors, are looking for something varied and different to do and want to help support the Canal & River Trust. You will need to have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years for this role.


This role is a great chance to support the Canal & River Trust in making London's waterways a great place for everyone. Your support will help us to offer great customer service and you will be part of a friendly team of staff and volunteers working to look after London's canals and rivers.

This role is ideal for those looking to gain practical work experience and increase their employability or those keen to put existing skills to good use and pass on the benefits to our waterways.

A full induction and training will be provided when you start the role and we cover reasonable travel expenses.

Skills required

We are looking for a commitment of one day per week (Mon-Fri) on an ongoing basis. You must have held a full driving licence for at least 3 years and be comfortable driving in the east and central London area.
Some practical skills would be useful and you will need to be willing to follow health and safety instructions.

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