We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Find your ideal volunteer role here.
27th September 2017 to 1st April 2018
Closing Date: 1st April 2018
Hickling, Grantham Canal, Nottinghamshire (Vale of Belvoir)
One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Lengthsman's huts are a historic feature of our canals – they are buildings that tell a tale of the past when the canal lengthsman would shelter from the elements, store his tools and enjoy a cup of tea in front of the open grate, before inspecting his stretch of canal again. We are fortunate enough...
22nd September 2017 to 31st March 2018
Closing Date: 28th February 2018
Torksey Lock, Torksey LN1 2EH
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...
12th February 2018 to 31st October 2018 Recurring
Outdoors, Practical, Regularly, Working with visitors
Anderton Boat lift near Northwich in Cheshire is a master piece of Industrial engineering fully restored to operational use and today a major visitor destination. You will be working as part of a small team regularly carrying out a variety of general grounds maintenance tasks such as cutting grass, planting...
1st September 2017 to 28th February 2018
The Wharf, Braunston, Daventry, NN11 7JQ
Customer service, Marketing and promotions, Management and supervision, Practical
This is a great opportunity to support the Trust's Direct Services (Construction) team as they complete essential maintenance work to the Braunston Locks this winter.
1st September 2017 to 31st March 2018
Newark, River Trent, Nottinghamshire
Join our brand new team of education volunteers based in Newark. We lead school, Cub scout and Brownie groups on waterway visits as well as running sessions in the classroom. All of our sessions are designed to inspire young people in science and geography as well as the heritage and wildilfe of the...
Closing Date: 31st March 2018
Gumley Road, Market Harborough LE16 7RA
This is a great opportunity to support the Trust's Direct Services (Construction) team as they complete essential maintenance work to the Foxton Lock flight this winter.
1st March 2018
Saul, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Gloucestershire
Outdoors, Regularly, Working with visitors
At key locations around the country, we’re establishing visitor ‘welcome’ stations and you could be at the heart of this welcome.
1st March 2018 to 31st October 2018
Worcester,Worcester, Worcester Birmingham canal, Worcestershire
We’re establishing visitor ‘welcome’ stations at key locations around the country, and you could be at the heart of this welcome.
10th August 2017 to 31st December 2017
Closing Date: 31st December 2017
Locations across the canal & river network
Administration, Customer service, Home-based, Marketing and promotions
Based at the Canal & River Trust National Volunteering Team, with possible travel to other offices to attend meetings, this volunteering role is to celebrate and promote volunteering opportunities across the Trust both internally and externally with case studies and promotion on social media. This will...
1st August 2017 to 31st March 2018
Could you spare some time to give some assistance and support to our Direct Services (Construction) team as they carry out a variety of interesting maintenance tasks