Making life better by water
Find out how our expert teams work together to make life better by water
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
Summer safety by the water
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to enjoy our canals in the safest possible way
As the weather is warming up we want everyone to be able to enjoy our canals and rivers in the safest possible way
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
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.
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
Help us to bring wellbeing opportunities to millions of people across England and Wales. Find your ideal volunteer role here.
12 July 2017
Cadley Service Block
Join us for a practical day around Preston which will include vegetation maintenance work, litter picking and general towpath maintenance. This is one of a series of task days which take place throughout the year on the second Wednesday of the month starting at 1000 and will generally finish around 1300....
4 July 2018
Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, West Midlands
Boating, Environment, One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Join our Towpath Taskforce Greener Birmingham Team on the first Wednesday of each month for a practical session, between 10am and 3.30pm on the canals around the centre of Birmingham. The scope of the team is to greatly improve the visitor experience with the City Centre, out towards Icknield Port and...
Gloucester, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Gloucestershire
Education, Education volunteers
We are looking for volunteers who love working with children and would like to encourage them to explore our canals and rivers – in schools, on the towpath, through our website, at waterside events or in museums. We are looking for people who can volunteer flexibly and respond to school and informal...
Anderton Boat Lift
Working with visitors
As a 'Meet & Greet' guide you will be part of a small yet busy team and will assist in ensuring that all our large group visitors receive excellent standards of customer service thoughout their experience, always striving to exceed their expectations.
Trevor, Llangollen Canal, Denbighshire
Marketing and promotions, Regularly, Working with visitors
The 11 mile World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal encompass 168 heritage features along the Llangollen Canal from Horseshoe Falls to Chirk Aqueduct. It straddles two counties – Wales and England – and three counties – Wrexham, Denbighshire and Shropshire. The role involves being on hand...
Regents Canal & River Lee, London
Administration and support, Leadership and management, Marketing and promotion, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to work alongside our volunteering team to help co-ordinate and lead practical volunteer activities in central and east London. Our volunteers, inlcuding local residents, community groups and corporate teams, tackle a huge variety of tasks such...
Llanover, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire & Brecon canal, Monmouthshire, S Wales
Regularly, Working with visitors
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...
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...
Standedge Visitor Centre
Join our fantastic team of education volunteers based at Standedge Tunnel. Our education volunteers lead visits for primary school groups and make sure every aspect of a visit runs smoothly, from greeting the coach at Marsden Train Station at the beginning of the day to waving goodbye at the end. We...
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...