DO YOU like working outside and keeping fit? Do you like chatting to people and helping them? If so, you might be interested in becoming a volunteer lock-keeper with the Canal & River Trust.
There were 750 volunteer lock-keepers at 85 sites last year. They interacted with over 12,500 visitors (on boats and on the towpath) in an average week – and CRT reckons they helped save around 2,300 lock usages each week by giving good advice and getting boaters to double-up.
At present there are vacancies at locks around the system and some at several well-known locations including: Stoke Bruerne and Braunston on the Grand Union Canal; Greenberfield on the Leeds & Liverpool’s trans-Pennine reaches; London’s famous Camden Locks, and Llangynidr on the scenic Monmouthshire & Brecon.
To find out if there’s an opportunity in your area, and for more information, visit canalrivertrust.org. uk/volunteer