Contributing time and skills to a good cause is a great way to boost your community spirit and improve your local area. By joining our towpath taskforce teams, you'll be able to meet new people and make a difference on days that suit you.
Make a difference along your local canal, and join one of our Towpath Taskforce teams.
What to expect
Tasks vary on a regular basis and can include lock-painting, hedge-planting, weeding gardens, litter-clearance from land and water, repairing towpaths and more, depending on what's most needed in that area.
On arrival you'll be greeted by the taskforce leader who will run through what's to be done that day, assign tasks and demonstrate the safe use of any equipment. They'll help make sure the task is suited to your ability and be on hand throughout the session to provide help, advice and the all-important tea and biscuits.
Tips on preparation
- Let us know you're coming in advance, so we can look out for you and let you know of any last minute changes
- Wear suitable outdoor clothing you don't mind getting mucky or snagged
- Sturdy shoes are a must
- For full day sessions bring a packed lunch, we will provide a hot drink but you may also want to bring your own
- Waterproof clothing or sunscreen
- To leave your own tools at home
Towpath Taskforce - City Road Lock N1 8PZ
Come and join our Towpath Taskforce at City Road Lock, N18PZ, on August 20 from 10:30 -2:30 pm. As a Towpath Taskforce Volunteer you will help to support your local canal by cutting back overgrown vegetation, clearing paths, collecting litter, painting, planting and generally tidying up. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and friendly support. We will be delighted to see you there!Angel, Regent's Canal, London
Towpath Taskforce - Hertford Lock - Saturday 17th February 2024
Join us on Saturday 17th February between 10am and 3pm at Hertford Lock, for an enjoyable day’s work on the beautiful River Lee. We’ll be Continuing with tidying up the place with a litter pick and vegetation cutback. All tools and equipment will be provided, together with expert and friendly support and refreshments. We will be delighted to see you there. You're welcome to join us for the morning or bring a packed lunch and stay all day!Hertford Lock
Towpath Taskforce - Old Oak & Park Royal - Wednesday 20th December 2023
Be a part of the volunteering and biodiversity programme on the Grand Union Canal in Old Oak and Park Royal. Funded by the OPDC (Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation), we aim to improve the environmental conditions of the canal, enhance the sense of local ownership, and invite the local community to be part of a legacy of volunteering - and we’d like you to come and take part.Old Oak / Park Royal
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Something for your group
Towpath Taskforces are designed for individuals to join our teams, not groups. If you're looking to bring your group, there are lots of ways you can involved, either just once or for a more regular partnership with us.
Last Edited: 07 September 2023
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