Why you should consider joining the Canal & River Trust team
With ever increasing rates of obesity, stress and declining mental health in the UK, the Canal & River Trust is uniquely placed to make a significant contribution to improving the well-being of millions of people. Many of the waterways it cares for run through our country’s most deprived and multicultural urban communities, where access to quality green space is scarce.
That’s why the Canal & River Trust is working with volunteers and communities across England and Wales to transform canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better. It knows this will bring wellbeing opportunities to millions.
To achieve its aims, the Trust:
Creates new routes to work, places to enjoy and spaces where you want to be.
Builds stronger communities by giving people the chance to protect and improve the places that matter to them.
Helps thousands of people young and old develop their confidence and learn new skills.
Champions the many benefits that our waterways offer and encourages more people to use and enjoy them.
Cares for a 2000-mile long ‘green-blue ribbon’ that connects hundreds of wildlife habitats, helping you to get closer to nature wherever you live.
Protects our precious heritage so your children, and their children too, can connect with our rich history.
Makes sure that 2,980 bridges, 1,580 locks and 335 aqueducts are open and ready for use all day, every day.