Volunteer Lock Keeper 2019 - Marple Locks, Peak Forest Canal, Stockport

Details

Reference: OPP0006894

Activities: Outdoors, Practical, Regularly

Starts: 1 April 2019 to 3 November 2019

Closing Date: 14 February 2019

Marple, Peak Forest Canal, Greater Manchester

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Lock Keepers have been a fixture on Britain's canals for hundreds of years and are one of the oldest traditions of the waterways. As 'the face of the waterway', modern-day volunteer lock keepers play an integral part in the visitor experience. Their role is to provide a polite and friendly welcome to waterway visitors, assisting boaters through the lock, talking to customers, litter picking or undertaking vegetation works, it can really make a great difference to a visitor's appreciation of the waterways.

Benefits

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.

Skills required

To carry out this role, you'll ideally have an interst in the waterway and/or the local area, 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.

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