We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Find your ideal volunteer role here.
Gloucester, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Gloucestershire
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...
Clean Up Chadderton are the volunteer group working to improve the stretch of the Rochdale Canal which runs through the OL1 and OL9 area. We work on vital tasks such as planting hedgerows, tackling problem plants, litter picking, and generally making the waterside a more attractive place for everyone...
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...
Anderton Boat Lift, Trent & Mersey Canal, Cheshire
Administration and support, Leadership and management, Marketing and promotion, Project management, Regularly, Working with visitors
Here at the Trust we have people and nature at the heart of everything we do, and we would like to see more people enjoying the waterways in a variety of ways.
Administration and support, Practical, Working with visitors
Your role will be to work closely with Canal & River Trust staff to lead and support volunteers aged 16 to 25 in the use of the Desmond Family Canoe Trail, to design and deliver an activity programme based on the needs of the local community, promote the canal, trail and towpath as a way of connecting...
Outdoors, Practical, Regularly
Towpath Rangers are the eyes and ears of the local waterway, a friendly face who is happy to chat to towpath users including boaters, walkers and cyclists when needed. On your regular (weekly or more often) walks along your towpath patch, you’ll get to spot anything you think we should be aware of too...
various locations along the rivers Lee & Stort
Customer service, Practical, Recording and monitoring
Volunteer Towpath Rangers are part of the Canal & River Trust’s team working to manage the growth in popularity of walking and cycling on London’s towpaths. They are friendly faces who are happy to answer questions about the local area, how to stay safe on the towpath and above all encourage everyone...
Closing Date: 8th September 2018
Banbury, Oxford Canal, Oxfordshire
Recording and monitoring
Are you the volunteer we are looking for? Are you interested in helping the Trust's Health and Safety team with their regular risk re- assessments of our customer operated structures, which include swing bridges, lift bridges and locks. If so the task will involve visiting specific locations within...
Closing Date: 30th November 2017
Trent & Mersey Canal
Clay Puddling between Bridge 38 & Bridge 39
Across the West Midlands
This is a great opportunity to support the Canal & River Trust Asset Delivery Volunteering team cut back the growth overhanging and impeding the towpath.