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

Why volunteer with us?

So why should you volunteer with us? You may be willing to give your time in order to help others, to meet people, gain new skills or just get out of the house.

Group of volunteers on canal towpath Volunteer with the Canal & River Trust

Here are some of the top reasons that our volunteers give for working with us:

  • to keep fit and active
  • to help keep the history and heritage of our waterways alive
  • to feel part of the canal/riverside community
  • to meet new people
  • to make a difference locally
  • to learn new skills

Whatever your rVolunteer with the Canal & River Trusteasons, it is likely that you and others will benefit far more than you ever expected.

You can also hear things straight from the horse's mouth with series of volunteer interviews in Ask the volunteer.

Take a look at why Evelyn enjoys volunteering with her local Towpath Taskforce team. Video footage courtesy of the NCVO. You can watch similar videos on the NCVO YouTube channel

Last date edited: 12 August 2015