Ripon Canal Maintenance Team


Reference: OPP0007073

Activities: Practical, Working with visitors

Starts: Anytime

Ripon, Ripon Canal, North Yorkshire, HG4 1TZ

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We are looking for 6 new people to join the volunteer team at Ripon canal. Under the guidance of Julie, local operative, you will assist in a wide range of environmental and maintenance tasks from managing vegetation to greeting customers on the towpath. No 2 days will be the same! We are looking for people on Mon-Thurs who like being outdoors and work well as part of a team.

All applicants will undergo a selective interview process, unfortunately we cannot guarantee all candidades will be accepted.


Whether it’s helping a boat 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.
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 interest 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.
We provide a full induction in the use of the locks; what the Canal & River Trust is and our aims; and relevant safety information and supply uniform and equipment as necessary. Reasonable out of pocket expenses can be claimed.

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