Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Based in key locations around the country, welcome stations are places where people can go to find out more about the local area and ways to get involved with our work. We are continuing to recruit volunteers to help out in these important places.
It's always useful to be able to ask someone about where the nearest cafe is, how far you can walk down the towpath and if there are ways to help the canal or river that you're standing next to.
We already have a growing team of friendly and helpful volunteer lock keepers around the country, but you’re now also able to call into any of our Welcome Stations to pick up some leaflets, have a chat and find out more about the Trust. We aim to open them at the busiest times, relevant to the local community’s needs – and we’d be very grateful for your help with this!
We're currently recruiting volunteers for this sociable, enjoyable and important role. We'll give you the appropriate training - nothing too demanding!
We're always looking for friendly, approachable people to join our local teams, so if this appeals to you please take a look at our volunteering opportunities.
1 April 2018 to 30 April 2018 Recurring
Red Bull, ST7 3AP
Practical, Working with visitors
At key locations around the country, we’re establishing visitor ‘welcome’ stations and you could be at the heart of this welcome.
1 March 2018 to 31 October 2018
Closing Date: 31 December 2018
Hatton, Grand Union Canal, Warwickshire
Customer service, Marketing and promotions
At key locations around the country, we have established visitor ‘welcome’ stations and you could be at the heart of this welcome.
1 March 2018
Saul, Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, Gloucestershire
Outdoors, Regularly, Working with visitors
Worcester,Worcester, Worcester Birmingham canal, Worcestershire
We’re establishing visitor ‘welcome’ stations at key locations around the country, and you could be at the heart of this welcome.
1 June 2018 to 30 September 2018
Newark Town Lock, River Trent, Newark
Marketing and promotion, Working with visitors
Fradley Welcome Station, Alrewas, Trent & Mersey Canal, Staffordshire
At our office at Fradley Junction, we are looking to expand our team of reception/greeter volunteers to help things run smoothly and give our customers a good standard of customer service. Canal & River Trust is the organisation that care for 2,200 miles of the country's canals & rivers and licenses...
Bosley, Macclesfield Canal, Macclesfield
Birmingham centre, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, West Midlands
Hawkesbury, Coventry Canal, Warwickshire
After a successful season at Hawkesbury Junction, we are looking to expand our team of greeter volunteers.
Tees Barrage, Stockton on Tees
At 20 key locations around the country, we’re establishing visitor ‘welcome’ stations and you could be at the heart of this welcome. This is an opportunity to be the ‘face’ of the Canal & River Trust, playing a key role in the enjoyment of the visitor experience and ensuring visitors leave with a greater...
Long Eaton, River Trent, Derbyshire
Norbury, Shropshire Union Canal, Staffordshire
Marketing and promotion, Outdoors, Practical, Regularly, Working with visitors
Kennet and Avon
Customer service, Marketing and promotions, Working with visitors
Bradford-on-Avon, Kennet & Avon Canal, Wiltshire
Customer service, Marketing and promotions, Practical, Working with visitors
Last date edited: 23 March 2017