We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
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Lune Aqueduct, Lancaster Canal, Lancaster
If you love working with children and enjoy being outdoors join our team of education volunteers in Lancaster! Help children discover the magic of the waterways through our Canal & River Explorers programme by leading sessions for primary schools, cub scouts and brownie groups in their classrooms, meeting...
20th July 2017
Planting hedgerows, tackling problem plants, painting locks, mending towpaths. All equipment provided.
Tees Barrage, Stockton on Tees
Customer service, Marketing and promotions
At 20 key locations around the country, we’re establishing visitor ‘welcome’ stations and you could be at the heart of this welcome. This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal & River Trust, playing a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring visitors leave with a greater...
Closing Date: 1st February 2018
Trent and Mersey canal
Customer service, Practical
We will be cutting back the hedgerow vegetation along the Tame Valley canal this winter in order to improve canal environment.
We’re embarking on an ambitious project to create England’s first ever coast to coast canoe trail and we need your help to make it happen
Trent & Mersey canal, Etruria, Staffordshire
Various tasks undertaken, including vegetation clearance, painting, litter picking towpath repairs, fencing, dry stone walling, and other tasks.
Llanover, Abergavenny, S Wales
This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal & River Trust and the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canal Trust at our partnership Visitor Centre at Goytre Wharf . You will play a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring visitors leave with a greater understanding and...
Administration, Customer service, Practical
Your role will be to work closely with Canal & River Trust staff to lead and support volunteers aged 16 to 25 in the use of the Desmond Family Canoe Trail, to design and deliver an activity programme based on the needs of the local community, promote the canal, trail and towpath as a way of connecting...
Management and supervision
The Youth Engagement Advisory Group (YEAG) helps us to understand more fully the wider context of engaging young people. This enables us to plan and deliver effective, innovative programmes, which match the ambitions and aspirations in line with our Youth Engagement Strategy.
Closing Date: 1st April 2018
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, Grantham Canal, Lincolnshire
Administration, Customer service, Marketing and promotions, Management and supervision, Practical, Recording and monitoring
As part of the Heritage Lottery funded Grantham Canal Heritage Initiative we are looking for volunteers who can assist us with the restoration of four derelict locks on the Grantham Canal. The initiative is being run in partnership with the Grantham Canal Society and any interested volunteers will be...