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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,…

Camden Canals and Narrowboat Association are looking to improve the experience that people have when travelling on narrowboat Tarporley. 

We are looking at finding students who are interested in the history and geography of the London canal system. It is a much more rewarding experience for our customers if they can be told what they are seeing and a little bit about the history of what used to be there in times gone by.


Successful applicants will be invited to travel with us on the canal and will have a choice about helping with the boat and locks or just entertaining our passengers.

Time commitment

There is no fixed commitment in this role as we would be asking for volunteers for each trip as and when the trips are booked. We would however ask that you are available for at least one trip per month and commit to the full academic year.

UCL Departments

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 to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

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 with us at any time.