Would you like to meet new people, enjoy some healthy exercise in the great outdoors and make a difference to your local canal? Our volunteer Towpath Taskforce teams could be just the thing you're looking for.
Towpath Taskforce is ideal if you want to volunteer on your local canal or river, but need the flexibility to fit that volunteering around a busy lifestyle. This way you can come along whenever you’re free, whether that’s once a month or more regularly.
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.
Towpath Taskforces are designed for individuals, not groups, so if there are lots of you we can probably better accommodate you elsewhere:
You can find information about your local Towpath Taskforce and other volunteer teams on our regional waterway pages.
Last date edited: 21 May 2018