- There are public roles such as skipper or crew, bookings management, and marketing
- practical roles such as maintenance, painting, electrics, woodworking, training, sign writing, decorating, cleaning, and laundry
- administrative roles such as grant and sponsorship applications, bookkeeping, crew-rostering, publicity design and production, web design and special event planning
- general roles such as attendance at canal festivals and events to assist with the smooth running and public safety etc.
The list goes on.
The most common and sought after role for students will be crewing the boat but as you can see above there are many other roles available.
Crewing includes working with the passengers and developing communication and customer service skills. Working the locks, steering the boat but also clearing and cleaning the boat after trips (Everybody mucks in), learning about the canals and the environment in London so you can be informative to the passengers.
Administration volunteers could include anything from maintaining a blog and publicity to bookkeeping.
Trips are usually about 3 & 6 hours long, to which you need to add an hour for setting up and closing down the boat.