Come and join the Towpath Team….

The Canal & River Trust looks after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England & Wales. As a charity, the Trust also looks after a number of docks, reservoirs, waterways museums and the third largest collection of listed buildings in the UK. Its waterways are home to over 1,000 wildlife conservation sites and 5 world heritage sites.

Volunteer Towpath Rangers are the guardians of our local waterway, a friendly face who is happy to chat to towpath users including boaters, walkers, cyclists and anglers when needed.

We are currently recruiting Volunteer Towpath Rangers in Milton Keynes to work alongside other Canal & River Trust volunteers and staff to improve the visitor experience.

As a Volunteer Towpath Ranger the activities you undertake will vary and may include:

Regularly walking a stretch of the canal and being the public face of the Canal & River Trust, talking to towpath users, answering queries and providing excellent customer service with training and support from the local team
Record mooring sightings and uploading data on line
Supporting the contracts team to monitor frequency and quality of grass and tree cutting
Carrying out simple environmental and wildlife surveys
Surveying and maintaining signage
Graffiti removal and litter picking
Working alongside staff, represent the Canal & River Trust at community and towpath events
For those with the skills and interest there is the opportunity to become a Lead Volunteer, supervising others and being the main point of contact between your group and the Canal & River Trust

You don’t need any specialist knowledge, just flexibility, enthusiasm and patience to talk to all the people who’ll want to talk to you! We would welcome applications from couples or family groups too.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity there are further details on the website: or email: