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National Waterways Museum Gloucester Volunteer

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Llanthony Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EH, UK
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Canal & River Trust
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We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our wonderful museum in the heat of Gloucester Docks.

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About the role

 

Housed in the heart of Gloucester Docks, the museum will take you on a whole new journey, charting the 200-year history of the docks and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal.

 

Volunteers are right at the centre of what we do in the museum and help us keep the history of the Docks and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal alive

 

We are looking for volunteers to help in various areas of the museum, whether that be by supporting our core team, to create a welcoming atmosphere and providing excellent customer service to visitors, or by getting involved behind the scenes to help as care for the site, maintenance or collections.

 

What skills are we looking for?

 

Ideally you’ll have some local knowledge and an interest in waterway heritage and the surrounding area, but this is not essential. The most important skill we look for, is the ability to communicate and help others, with a friendly and outgoing manner.

 

Our volunteer opportunities are flexible, but to get the most out of this opportunity we would hope you could volunteer with us for a minimum of one day a week.

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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.