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
Winter open days
Our open days offer a different perspective of our waterways, a behind-the-scenes look at the great work we do. A free day out for all the family.
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?
Volunteering in partnership
Want to make a real difference to your community? You could join over 400 groups who volunteer with us every year
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
100% of your donation will be used to make life better by water
Canals are better with Friends
Becoming a Friend by making a monthly donation is one of the most effective ways to support our work
Leave a legacy
Will you leave a gift in your Will to keep the canals and rivers you care about alive?
Giving in memory
Celebrate the life of a loved one by giving a gift in their memory
Love your stretch
Celebrate your favourite stretch of canal or river
Make a difference to the wellbeing of your community
We care for our supporters
We are caring and open and aim to put our supporters at the heart of everything we do
Help us to bring wellbeing opportunities to millions of people across England and Wales. Find your ideal volunteer role here.
27 August 2019 to 28 October 2019
Westport Lake, Trent & Mersey Canal, Staffordshire, ST6 4RZ
Environment, Micro-volunteering, One off or a taster, Outdoors, Plastic & Litter Clearance, Practical
We're joining forces with #2MinuteBeachClean to rid our canals, rivers and oceans of plastic and litter. The key to this is ‘your small action makes a big difference’. And here's how easy it is to get involved.
Leicester, Grand Union Canal, Leicestershire, LE2 7BY
Bedworth, Coventry Canal, Warwickshire, CV6 6DF
Bath, Kennet & Avon Canal, Somerset, BA1 1SU
Braunston, Grand Union Canal, Daventry, NN11 7HJ
Come and join this small, friendly group to make a difference to the area. This stretch of the Grand Union Canal has been Adopted by Braunston Canal Society, and they are always welcoming of new hands to help.
Sheffield, Sheffield & Tinsley Canal, South Yorkshire, S4 7YA
Gloucester Office, Gloucestershire , GL1 2EB
Administration and support, Education, Home-based, Leadership and management, Regularly
Volunteer Education Administration - Wales & South West
Liverpool South Docks, L3 4AE
Other specialist roles
Merseyside Water Rescue is set up to preserve life in and around water, specifically in the South Liverpool Docks. We operate a safety boat at the docks each Friday and Saturday evening with the aim of preventing loss of life through drowning or cold water shock. We also walk the dock offering water...
Education, Practical, Regularly
Learning to be safe near water is an important part of a child's education.
Walsall Canal, West Midlands, WS2 8LG
Education, Outdoors, Regularly
If you enjoy working with children and want to inspire them to learn about our local heritage, wildlife and landscape, join our team of Explorer Education Volunteers based in Walsall!