Become a Volunteer

Time to spare and energy to share?

Camaraderie, Achievement & FunHam Mill Volunteers bordered

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.

Canal work parties take place during the week and on occasional weekends.

New volunteers are always welcome!wrgies at Griffins Mill bordered

They also comment on the benefits of ‘healthy exercise with a purpose’.Laura Honey bordered

 When & Where we meet

  • Mondays & Wednesdays from 09:00
    Maintenance activity at Western Depot, Eastington near Stonehouse
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 09:00
    Maintenance activity at Eastern Depot, Latton near Cirencester

The activities include general labouring, precision engineering, wood working, log deliveries, painting, equipment repairs, grass cutting and a range of other canal maintenance tasks.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00 -15:30
    Volunteer drop-in sessions (towpath clearance etc.) The sessions are led by Stroud District Council Team Leaders and are aimed at people new to volunteering.
    Meet at Visitor Centre – Wallbridge Lock, Stroud.

It’s not all muddy boots…

Cotswold Canals Trust volunteers staff the Visitor Centres at Saul Junction & Wallbridge Lock in Stroud. HRH & JILLVolunteers also run the Trip Boats at Saul Junction, Ebley and Lechlade.

Give the CCT Admin Team a call to find out more

Phone: +44 (0)1453 752 568


Click here, or the icon below, to register on the Connect website, or, to view the Message Boards for each activity.

CCT Logo Connect

Connect is an online system that connects the work force to the work to be done. Registration is easy…

  1. First, simply register your name and contact details and tick the boxes that describe your areas of interest
  2. There is space for you to describe personal skills or qualifications
  3. Next, the Connect Webmaster will contact you with further information, including details of the Activity & Team Leaders responsible for activities you have shown interest in
  4. The Team Leader will then invite you to come along to an activity or event
  5. Click here or on the icon below to complete the simple registration process. We look forward to meeting you.

Come along and join in

Volunteering with the Cotswold Canals Trust can help you to…

  • Strengthen your CV – develop your career
  • Learn new skills – develop new interests
  • Make new friends – while helping to restore & protect a wonderful waterway
  • Volunteers Working in a Professional Way
  • Check out how the Cotswold Canals Trust looks after the welfare of its volunteers and then come along and join in.

Working SAFELY is the governing principle of ALL our work.

Training, planning, personal protection equipment, briefings and debriefs are all important elements of the many restoration and maintenance tasks.

Health & Safety General Intent Statement

This document describes the Trust’s ‘governing principle’.
Click here to view that statement

Volunteers Health & Safety Information Notes

This document deals in detail with how Health & Safety issues apply to our people and the work they do.
Click here to view that document