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Canal & River Trust

Canal & River Trust

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Canals need many hands to look after them and by volunteering with us you can help make even more miles of canal blue, green and better.

Volunteering is a great way to get active and meet new ...

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Canal & River Trust

About Canal & River Trust


Canals need many hands to look after them and by volunteering with us you can help make even more miles of canal blue, green and better.

Volunteering is a great way to get active and meet new people, all against the backdrop of our country's stunning canals and rivers. With your help we can help wildlife thrive, and people can find health, happiness and wellbeing on their doorstep.

No other charity brings so much free, open, and accessible blue and green space to the doorstep of so many. With your support, we can continue our work. Our vision is to have living waterways that transform places and enrich lives.

We care for a 2,000-mile-long, 200-year-old, network of canals, rivers, reservoirs and docks because we believe that life is better by water. We provide a space where people can feel happier and healthier, nature is recovering and history is alive. A space for boating, angling, cycling, walking, paddling or just watching the world drift by. Our research shows that spending time by water, whether it be your lunchbreak, daily commute or just a weekend stroll, really can make us feel happier and healthier.

That’s why, here at the Trust, we're working with volunteers and communities across England and Wales to transform canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better. We know this will bring wellbeing opportunities to millions.

Recently added opportunities

National Waterways Museum Gloucester Volunteer
Organisation role · Flexible hours
National Waterways Museum Gloucester Volunteer
We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our wonderful museum in the heart of Gloucester Docks.Posted by Canal & River Trust
Explorers Education Volunteer
Organisation role · 15–25 hrs/month
Explorers Education Volunteer
We are looking for volunteers who enjoy working with children to assist with our Explorers education workshops in Gloucestershire.Posted by Canal & River Trust
South West Regional Advisory Board Volunteer
Organisation role · 5–20 hrs/month
Flexible location
South West Regional Advisory Board Volunteer
The advisory group consists of skilled and expert practitioners who help and advise the Trust’s management, acting in the best interest of the Trust and boatersPosted by Canal & River Trust
Volunteer Bridge Keeper
Organisation role · 4–40 hrs/Week
Gloucester
Volunteer Bridge Keeper
Join our community of Volunteer Bridge-Keepers to help operate our historical swing bridges along the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.Posted by Canal & River Trust
National Waterways Museum Gloucester Café Volunteer
Organisation role · Flexible hours
National Waterways Museum Gloucester Café Volunteer
We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the café team at our wonderful museum in the heart of Gloucester Docks.Posted by Canal & River Trust
Volunteer Walking and Wheeling Leader
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Volunteer Walking and Wheeling Leader
Help people in your community to be active and healthy, delivering friendly and welcoming canal walks for all. Posted by Canal & River Trust
Volunteer Paddlesport Instructor - Gloucester Docks
Organisation role · 4–15 hrs/month
Volunteer Paddlesport Instructor - Gloucester Docks
Be involved in paddle sports leadership in the heart of Gloucester with our new Community Paddle Hub. Posted by Canal & River Trust
Community Events and Activities Assistants
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Community Events and Activities Assistants
Support a range of activities and events happening in Gloucester Docks at our new Active and Paddle Hub Posted by Canal & River Trust

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