Waterways Experiences Volunteers


Help us to help others to experience our beautiful waterways 

Become part of our team of committed volunteers who operate and support our canal boat trips.  Help out with our marketing and admin operations, apply to train as boat crew or lend your DIY skills to our maintenance team.

A survey of Waterways Experiences volunteers showed that they greatly value the comradeship and ethos of our all-volunteer organisation. We are a friendly, light-hearted group bringing a great diversity of different skills.

You will be joining a highly motivated and friendly team of over 150 regular volunteers.  The largest group are those who undergo special training to act as boat crew or skipper for our year-round day trips offered to disability groups and the general public.  About a third of these volunteers also undertake ‘back office‘ functions such as client bookings, membership administration, crew allocations, marketing, finance, IT etc. These roles are divided amongst dedicated teams, each with its own leader.  We have a formal volunteer agreement which explains what you can expect of Waterways Experiences and what we expect of volunteers.  

Waterways Experiences – is it for you? 

Learn more about volunteering with us by viewing this short video.

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