If you wish to find out more about volunteering and the sort of opportunities we normally have you can complete an enrolment form and send it back to us, email@example.com Please fill in the form with as much detail as possible indicating the type of volunteering you would like to get involved with. (for example, meeting visitors, children’s activities, gardening)
Alternatively you can call the office, 0121 557 6265 ext.205 and speak with our volunteering coordinator who will be happy to give you more information about how you can get involved in volunteering.
We have towpath volunteers on site every day of the week, helping to make sure our visitors have fantastic boat trips. Helping visitors on and off boats, checking tickets, tying up boats and looking out for the safety of our visitors are key elements to the role. However, our towpath volunteers could also be helping out with general maintenance around site, litter picking, supporting our visitor welcome volunteers, helping on the car park and even unpacking stock in the shop.
Our Schools and Family Activities Volunteers support staff with our school group visits. During term time we have many schools visit who, alongside our boat trips, like to take part in our school workshops. The majority of our school groups are from primary schools, so children are between 5 and 11 years old, although we do have the occasional secondary or higher education groups visit.
We are looking for volunteers who can help support staff, particularly on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. The hours vary from week to week depending on how many schools we have in so flexibility is important.
During the school holidays our our Learning and Engagement Volunteers often support our family events which allows volunteers to continue volunteering during school holidays but in a slightly different role. Click here to find out more about our Family Activities Volunteer Role.
We are looking for a volunteer who loves to garden and who would be happy to lead our small team of garden volunteers. We don’t have any formal gardens here on site, however we do have a small allotment garden and various areas of planting across the site. The volunteer will need to be able to use their own initiative to direct the garden volunteer team and see what tasks need doing on a weekly basis. Ideally we are looking for a volunteer who can help two or three days a week.
Corporate volunteering is a great way to get out of the office and do something to help the community and support a local charity. Our corporate volunteering scheme enables small teams of staff from local business to spend a day with us, giving practical help. You could be painting fences, going out on a boat to clean up the canal, litter picking or even doing a leaflet drop.
Here at Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust, we endeavour to support students looking to get the most out of their work experience. We do this by making their one week placements as diverse as possible with them gaining a range of life/work transferable skills. One key skill that we like to focus on teaching our work experience students is customer service as it is such a crucial part of the jobs they’re most likely to pursue in the next few years. We also strive to broaden our students’ minds as to what working can be like by getting to learn how to do a wide range of tasks from processing a booking to assisting our skippers on our mine checks.
If this sounds like something you or someone you know would be interested in, don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 557 6265 to request your application pack today.
Please note that our work experience placements are extremely popular and we have limited availability, so please apply with plenty of time before your preferred placement date.