SVCC relies on an increasing band of volunteers to keep the canal in good order and to continue the restoration of the canal. Our colleagues at the Cotswold Canal Trust and Stroud District Council’s canal team have many volunteering opportunities.
If you have time to spare and energy to share to assist in the restoration of the Cotswold Canals then you can become a Cotswold Canals Trust or Stroud District Council Canal Team Volunteer.
We have much to do and need as many hands to help as we can attract. To achieve our aims we seek a wide range of skills. Some of these are listed below.
Labouring & landscape maintenance, bricklaying, structural construction, machinery maintenance & operation, project management, team leaders, planning, legal, health & safety, financial and professional engineering advice plus general administrative duties.
We also have a need for those with human resources expertise as well as retail, public relations, marketing and presentations experience.
Since the 1970’s to the present day volunteers have undertaken many activities along the line of the Cotswold Canals. Volunteers often speak of the new friendships, fun and sense of achievement they enjoy. They also comment on the benefits of ‘healthy exercise with a purpose’. Canal work parties take place during the week and on occasional weekends.
Give the CCT Admin Team a call to find out more (Phone: +44 (0)1453 752 568) or register on our Connect website to find out where you could help. Connect is an online system that connects the work force to the work to be done. Once you have registered the Connect Webmaster will contact you with further information, including details of the Activity & Team Leaders responsible for activities you have shown interest in. The Team Leader will then invite you to come along to an activity or event.