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

Employee volunteering

We can work with your company to develop a volunteering programme that provides a very real and practical experience for your staff whilst delivering environmental and social impact for your local canal or river.

Employee volunteers from MACE Construction Employee volunteers from MACE Construction

The difference it can make is diverse, from vital maintenance of our locks and towpaths to providing new habitat for our most endangered wildlife.

M&S volunteers having completed a day volunteeringCase studies

Find out more about the companies we already work with:

  • CGI - a national IT company who we ran 5 team days for 100 employees around the country
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch - the bank have adopted a section of the Shropshire Union Canal in Chester with regular days out for their team
  • United Utilities - this water company have adopted the canal near Crewe with regular days out for their team

Volunteers from British Land paint coping stonesOpportunities for you

We work with employers to organise volunteer days around the country.

We work with businesses in a number of ways. Find out more about the different opportunities we have below.       

Employee volunteeringTeam days

Book a team day out which has a real impact and is also great fun, learn new skills and work in ways that may be new to you.

Feedback from some of our current corporate partners have shown the value of these days to their people. It gives them the opportunity to take a fresh look at their roles and the people who they work with. They come away with new ideas, inspired by spending time by the water and feel invigorated from helping local people, wildlife and heritage.

Due to demand, we’re only able to run a limited number of team days each year and these are spread across out 2,000 mile network. To discuss opportunities available both nationally and locally contact Steve Bicknell at stephen.bicknell@canalrivertrust.org.uk or 07736 330288.

Adopt a canal

Why not support a local stretch of your canal close to your company’s offices?

This is a great way to gain brand recognition through local PR and canalside promotion. It's also great for building staff morale through getting them involved in enhancing and protecting their natural environment in the heart of your community. All we ask for is a small donation and commitment to regular volunteering days. For more information contact Steve Bicknell at stephen.bicknell@canalrivertrust.org.uk or 07736 330288.

For more details, here's our handbook for Getting Your Business Involved.

Last date edited: 15 December 2016