Volunteer Ranger- Green Recovery Project, Rochdale
Activities: Practical, Environment, Outdoors, Heritage
Starts: 30 June 2021
Volunteer Towpath Rangers are part of the Canal & River Trust’s team working to encourage the growth in popularity of our towpaths. Rangers are the eyes and ears of the local waterway, a friendly face who is happy engaging with all users of our Towpaths. They also build relationships with local residents and communities to get involved and volunteer with us to make a difference to the canals and rivers they care about.
The Green Recovery Project is aimed at revitalising and creating green spaces for wildlife and people. Volunteer Rangers will support in monitoring and maintaining green spaces with a view to maximising biodiversity and creating an area for the public to enjoy, while engaging others about the importance of their work.
What's in it for you?
This is the chance to have a positive impact on your local waterway; helping visitors and other local people to value and appreciate it. It is a fact that being by the water makes you happier and healthier, this role allows you to both increase your own wellbeing as well as encouraging others to improve theirs.
Volunteer Towpath Rangers will receive an induction and on-going training as it’s needed. The Trust will provide clothing and equipment and offers reasonable out of pocket expenses.
What skills are we looking for?
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. You will need a hands-on approach, a can-do attitude and the flexibility to work on your own or with others. It may be that you have an interest in the waterways and/or good local knowledge of the area, but they aren’t essential so long as you’re willing to learn more about both.
You’ll be happy chatting with the general public and if you have a love of the local waterways, all the better.