Practical Lead Volunteer - Central & East London


Reference: OPP0006307

Activities: Administration and support, Leadership and management, Marketing and promotion, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly

Starts: Anytime

Regents Canal & River Lee, London

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We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to work alongside our volunteering team to help co-ordinate and lead practical volunteer activities in central and east London. Our volunteers, inlcuding local residents, community groups and corporate teams, tackle a huge variety of tasks such as towpath maintenance, lock painting, litter clearance and habitat management.

As a Lead, you'll work alongside staff and other volunteers to plan, deliver, and celebrate volunteering across London & the South East, and particularly on the Regent's Canal and River Lee. In return for a regular commitment of your time, we provide the opportunity to gain experience and put your skills into practice, to ensure the smooth day to day running of volunteer activities, and give our volunteers the best experience possible.

This is a responsible role with a lot to offer the right person, so if it sounds just what you've been looking for, we'd love to talk to you about it!


A strong set of skills & experience, ideal for those looking to gain practical work experience and increase their employability. Dedicated training and networking is an essential part of the role, and you'll be supported by existing Lead volunteers and staff as you develop your skills. With a wide range of projects, it's a great way to explore your local waterways and meet lots of new people from a wide range of backgrounds.

Skills required

Strong people skills, including patience, listening and the ability to respond to volunteers' needs
Good organisational skills
Enthusiasm for the waterways and the Trust's valiues
Good understanding of health & safety principles
Experience of practical maintenance and outdoor works desirable
Experience of volunteering, especially working in a team desirable
Comfortable with IT

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