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.
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 December 2018
Closing Date: 31 December 2018
Leicester, River Soar, Leicestershire
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...
1 April 2018 to 31 October 2018
Stenson, Trent & Mersey Canal, Derbyshire
1 April 2018 to 31 July 2018
Diglis Basin, Worcester & Birmingham Canal, Worcestershire
Navigable by boat or on foot, the Mid-Worcestershire Ring is an interconnecting circle of waterways which form a unique tourist destination. The Ring is a major new arts programme that is taking place between March and September 2018 celebrating the historic 21-mile Worcestershire circular canal that...
6 March 2018
Closing Date: 31 March 2019
Turnerwood, Shireoaks, Chesterfield Canal
Environment, Heritage, One off or a taster, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
How do you fancy caring for some of our old locks, many Grade II listed, in a beautiful rural setting?
5 March 2018 to 1 October 2018
Etruria, Trent & Mersey Canal, Staffordshire
Education, Outdoors, Regularly
We are looking for people with experience of working with children and a love of canals & rivers.
We are looking to establish a new team of Explorers education volunteers based at Diglis Basin in Worcester.
5 March 2018
Birmingham, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, West Midlands
If you love working with children and enjoy being outdoors join our team of education volunteers in Birmingham! Help children discover the waterways through our Canal & River Explorers programme by leading sessions for schools, cub scouts and brownie groups both in their classrooms and out and about...
Hatton locks GU canal
We are looking for Education Volunteers who love working with children and would like to encourage them to explore our canals and rivers – in schools and visits to Hatton Locks. We are looking for people who can volunteer flexibly and respond to school and informal group requests as required and who...
Stourport Wharf, Sevenside, Stourport Basins