Join us on the third Friday of every month, between 10am and 1pm for an enjoyable day’s work on the beautiful Ripon Canal. Tasks will vary and change with the seasons – tasks could include lock maintenance, painting, vegetation management, planting, towpath repair, wildlife habitat improvements and much more. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and friendly support and refreshments. Volunteer Team Leader, Lucy Dockray will be delighted to see you there. Please feel free to attend any or all sessions.
What skills are we looking for?
No experience is needed but please sign up below. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a welcome email that includes a registration form. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
After you are registered you will receive an email with the full address of the meeting point for the next taskforce session, along with helpful information and the volunteer team leader’s contact details.
All safety procedures and work instructions will be given on the day, you just need to be willing to get stuck in and get dirty. We advise that you wear old clothes and protective footwear if you have some.
What will you get from us?
The Towpath Taskforce offers a great way to meet other local Trust volunteers and staff, learn new practical skills, hear about other volunteer opportunities or just spend a few hours outdoors improving your local waterway environment.