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Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Find your ideal volunteer role here.
We carry out practical nature conservation work and we aim to conserve the natural history and biodiversity of the area and have lots of fun whilst doing it!
Closing Date: 30 April 2018
This is a great opportunity to support the Trusts Asset Delivery Volunteering team replace and repair missing brickwork from the canals edge
Administration and support, Practical, Working with visitors
Your role will be to work closely with hub leaders and Canal & River Trust staff to lead and support volunteers aged 16 to 25 and community members in the use of the Desmond Family Canoe Trail, to support the design and delivery of activity programmes based on the needs of the local community, promoting...
Tring, Grand Union Canal, Hertfordshire
Would you like to join our skilled team of operatives for a day out and experience what it's like working with the Trust?
Devizes, Kennet & Avon Canal, Wiltshire
The Business Admin Team are looking for a volunteer to assist with office tasks, including updating our volunteer database.
Gloucester Docks, Gloucestershire to Vines Park, Droitwich
One off or a taster
Navigable by boat or on foot, the Mid-Worcestershire Ring is an interconnecting circle of waterways which form a unique tourist destination. The Ring is a major new arts programme that is taking place between March and September 2018 celebrating the historic 21-mile Worcestershire circular canal that...
Northwich, River Weaver, Cheshire
Join our fantastic team of education volunteers based at the Anderton Boat Lift. Our education volunteers lead visits for primary school groups and make sure every aspect of a visit runs smoothly, from greeting the coach at the beginning of the day to waving goodbye at the end. We are looking for volunteers...
Don your Wellies for Don Catchment Rivers Trust's volunteer tasks, part of the Living Heritage of the River Don project. Our ambition is to reconnect communities back to the River Don's rich natural, cultural, built and industrial heritage. Our volunteer days include river and canal-side conservation...
Wigan - Leeds & Liverpool
Administration and support, Engineering, Office-based, Other specialist roles, Outdoors, Regularly
An opportunity for volunteers with civil engineering knowledge or an interest in this field to make a valuable contribution to the management of Trust infrastructure.
Anderton Boat Lift, Trent & Mersey Canal, Cheshire
Marketing and promotion, One off or a taster, Practical, Regularly, Working with visitors
We are looking for volunteers to help out at events that take place in or around Anderton Boat Lift, activities range from help setting up and clear down, craft days, fun days, safety rangering.