Practical Lead Volunteer - Hemel Hempstead


Reference: OPP0006323

Activities: Leadership and management, Outdoors, Practical

Starts: Anytime

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, Grand Union Canal

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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 on the Grand Union South canal in Hemel Hempstead. 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.


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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