Practical Maintenance Volunteer (Tameside)

Caring for and improving the waterways is at the heart of the Trust’s work. Typical tasks can include vegetation clearance, litter picking, painting and fence repairs or replacement. This role is typically about having a great impact on what the waterways look like on a day-to-day basis. Working with either one of our volunteer leaders or one of the local team you will be based at the Grove Road Office Stalybridge although the team may instruct other meeting points dependent on the tasks that need to be undertaken. This role will support the local operations team in the delivery of maintenance jobs and vegetation management on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal canal.
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
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Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Ideally, you’ll be able to give one day a week to gain the most from the task but availability can be discussed and agreed.
You can gain first-hand experience of working on listed structures and discover the many different tasks that are undertaken to ensure that our canals maintain a service to our many canal users. There will be an opportunity to gain relevant training and instruction will be given in the variety of tasks undertaken.
No specific skills are needed but any practical, environment management, carpentry, DIY skills etc. are welcomed. Any guidance and instruction is given on the day and there may be training in more skilled elements of the role. It purely needs enthusiasm and a willingness to be part of a team.

Areas of Interest: Community, Conservation, Environment, Heritage, Wildlife
What activities will the volunteer do? DIY/odd jobs, Lending a helping hand, Outdoors
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Canal and River Trust
Organisation Profile: We the charity who believes that life is better by water. We work with communities to transform their local canal or river, creating places and spaces that can be used and enjoyed by everyone, every day. Together with our volunteers and supporters we give everyone a place to escape, we give nature a chance to thrive and we play an ever-increasing local role in addressing global issues such as climate change and biodiversity decline.
Charity number: 1146792