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.
16 July 2018 to 31 October 2018
Closing Date: 31 October 2018
The Kilm, Newark
Administration and support, Office-based, One off or a taster, Practical, Regularly, Working with visitors
We are looking for someone to help look after reception and carry out general sales to our customers for one day a week.
14 July 2018 to 10 November 2018
Aylesbury, Grand Union Canal, Buckinghamshire
We will be undertaking a range of tasks on the Aylesbury Arm including lock painting, litter picking, scrub clearing and tidying of the towpath. Meet us at 10.30 am from the Slip Road behind Tesco, Tring Road, Aylesbury HP20 1PQ for an enjoyable half-day's work on this picturesque section of the Grand...
13 July 2018
Drakeholes, Eel Pool Road, Doncaster
Education, Environment, Heritage, Leadership and management, One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Project management, Regularly, Working with visitors
Interested in finding out what the volunteers do on the Chesterfield Canal?
4 June 2018 to 28 March 2019
Closing Date: 31 March 2019
Staffs & Worcester canal
Customer service, Marketing and promotions, Outdoors, Regularly
Towpath Rangers are the eyes and ears of the local waterway, a friendly face who is happy engaging with towpath visitors including boaters, walkers and cyclists.
1 June 2018 to 30 September 2018
Newark Town Lock, River Trent, Newark
Marketing and promotion, Working with visitors
23 April 2018
Anderton Boat Lift
Working with visitors
We are looking to recruit a volunteer team to assist us in the running of our family based crafting activities throughout the year.
1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
Closing Date: 31 December 2018
Torksey, River Trent, Lincolnshire
Outdoors, Practical, Regularly, Working with visitors
Lock keepers have been a fixture on Britain’s canals for hundreds of years and are one of the oldest traditions of the waterways. As ‘the face of the waterway’, modern-day volunteer lock keepers play an integral part in the visitor experience. Their role is to provide a polite and friendly welcome to...
Boston, River Witham, Lincolnshire
Cromwell, River Trent, Nottinghamshire
1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018
Leicester, River Soar, Leicestershire