We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week is a chance to celebrate our own dedicated team - out there every day giving their time, helping us look after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across the country.

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As a charity we count on the generous support of the public. It means we can keep breathing new life into our canals and rivers, making them better places for the communities that use them every day.

We couldn’t do it without them

Whether it’s using their specialist expertise on big engineering projects, looking after lock gates, cleaning up towpaths or talking to the public - our team of volunteers are a vital part of what we do.

Every single one of our volunteers helps us in their own way, and you can read more about some of their individual stories further down this page, but together their dedication and enthusiasm means we can build together for a brighter future. It means we can work to create more free, open, safe spaces that connect local communities with their local waterways.

Thank you

For the selfless work you do all throughout the year, here’s to you the volunteer!

Thank you, from all of us at the Trust.

Celebrating our volunteers

Here we are sharing the stories of just some of our incredible volunteers. Find out more about the type of work they do with us, and why they love to be involved.

Last date edited: 1 June 2017