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The charity making life better by water

Volunteers in hard hats and life jackets stand in thigh-high water at the bottom of a lock removing debris from the canal bed


Canals need many hands to look after them. By volunteering with us, you can really make a difference.


Whether you can spare a few minutes or a couple of days, from nature conservation and bridge keeping to leading other volunteers, join our volunteer team.

The Big Help Out

We're supporting The Big Help Out 2024. It's taking place 7 - 9 June and we'd love you to get involved.

Making a difference

Volunteering is a great way to get active and meet new people, all against the backdrop of our country's stunning canals and rivers.

Two volunteers in high vis jackets gardening on the canal towpath

Volunteer with us

Volunteer and help us keep canals alive. Search all current opportunities


We love hearing from our volunteers. Want to be featured on this page? Post your snaps and stories on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #volunteerbywater

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