Help look after the Kennet and Avon Canal
Gardening / Outdoor work volunteers needed for The Conservation Volunteers Reading in RG1
The Canal Crew is a new volunteer group helping to look after the Kennet and Avon Canal in Berkshire.
This group will focus on the canal between Reading and Newbury, carrying out a range of activities to keep the locks and towpath in top condition.
These activities include
- litter picking
- tree planting
- hedge-laying, wildlife surveys
- Himalayan Balsam pulling
- path repair
- bank protection
More information, along with a provisional list of upcoming events along the canal, is given here http://www.tcv.org.uk/southeast/volunteer-south-east/day-projects/canal-crew.
All refreshments are provided as well as all tools, equipment and training.
For more information about up-coming events do contact us.
You can also find news, information and recent photos on TCV – Canal Crew Facebook Page.
Location address line 1
Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC)
35-39 London Street
Car parking for the volunteer?
Secure bicycle parking?
Near public transport?
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
All of these times
Single dates - PLEASE ignore and use NEW field
The Canal Crew meet every Tuesday. We meet at the Conservation Volunteers office in Reading and then go out to site together in our Mini bus. However there is no parking at the office so there is sometimes the option to meet on site.
Additional timing details
The task days from 10:00am till 15:30pm
Gardening / Outdoor work
Will suit someone like this:
Prefers a regular scheduleLikes team workGood sense of humourWants to get out and aboutEnjoys working outsideLikes to get hands dirty
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Training on how to carry out each activity will be given before we begin.
There will also be instruction given on the safe way to use all the tool for each activity.
Description of support
You will have regular contact with other volunteers, lead Volunteers and project officers.
Will I need my own transportation?
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Are references required?
Will there be an interview?
Are they properly insured?
Do they need a specific gender?
How many volunteers needed?
Opportunity added on
15 October 2015