Camden Canals Narrowboat Association
Our aim is to offer disadvantaged community groups an experience of a canal trip on a traditional narrowboat. We run and maintain 'Tarporley' - a historic Northwich narrowboat, converted to carry 12 passengers. We mainly do day or evening trips but also longer ones as passengers & crew can sleep aboard. Volunteers help run the boat, crewing, supporting passengers, working locks, mooring,…
  • 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.

Time commitment

You can offer to crew on a trip-by-trip basis. Trips can be any day of the week throughout the year.

Trips are usually about 3 & 6 hours long, to which you need to add an hour for setting up and closing down the boat.
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
We will be observing latest governmental Covid-19 guidelines at all times.

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch at any time with any questions, queries or problems you encounter.