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Volunteering Opportunity: Life's Better by Water at Canal Rivers Trust

  • Type of Activity:
    Campaigning and lobbying, Gardening and conservation, General and helping, Manual work and DIY
  • Cause / Interest:
    Environment and conservation
  • Geographical Area(s):
    Salterhebble, Sowerby Bridge, also opportunities all along the canal from Leeds to Rochdale
  • Times for the Opportunity:
  • Opportunity Type:
  • Volunteer Commitment:
    Long term (Commitment of at least 6 months expected)
  • Skills Required:
    Planning and organising, Practical, Teamwork
  • Additional / Specific Suitability:
    Young People (16-25), Families, Older People, University students, Groups - Small (2-10), Those looking for work

More Details About This Role

The initial induction session will include physical work, so please come prepared. You will be trained and supervised by Canal River Trust staff and Lead volunteers.

What Could Someone Gain From This Role?

Wear suitable clothing and footwear for being outdoors in all weathers. Safety gear and training will be provided.

Requirements and Benefits

Reasonable level of fitness and willingness to join in and follow safety instructions.

Sowerby Bridge volunteers meet on Wednesday mornings - inductions are on the first Wednesday of the month - see website.
Salterhebble volunteers meet on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, induction sessions are on Tuesdays

Age / Gender Restrictions



Sowerby Bridge - meet at the Moorings Pub, 1 Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month- 9.30-12.30pm

Salterhebble - meet at the stable block, Salterhebble Basin (Huddersfield buses stop just after the MacDonalds, walk under the bridge along the towpath. Every Tuesday and Thursday 9.30-12.30

Upper Valley - meeting point tbc 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings monthly


Many of our footpaths are accessible and we will do our best to accommodate different needs, but if you know you have specific needs, please let us know.