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Waterways Experiences

Waterways Experiences

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We are an all-volunteer charity operating three canal boats from a beautifully landscaped boat base on the Grand Union Canal near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. We enable everyone, regardless of ...

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Boat Crew

Boat Crew

Long term role · Flexible hours
Nash Mills Recreation Centre, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9TE, UK
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Waterways Experiences
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Summary

We are currently recruiting crew members for our three boats. You will need to be physically fit and able to undertake all the duties required of crew.

Detailed description

We are currently recruiting crew members for our three boats. You will need to be physically fit and able to undertake all the duties required of our crew members. Experience not necessary as full training will be given. We normally have a skipper and two crew on most trips, so some of the duties below are shared.


 An overview of the role:

     

Prepare the boat

Welcome passengers on board

Supervise embarkation & cast off

Encourage guests to get involved 

Supervise guests at locks & steering

Passenger information sheet and feedback.

Supervise disembarkation

Post trip clean-up

Be alert to manage emergencies



About volunteering for Waterways Experiences

You would be joining a highly motivated and friendly team of over 150 regular volunteers. The largest group are those who undergo special training to act as boat crew or skipper for our year-round day trips offered to disability groups and the general public. About a third of these volunteers also undertake ‘back office ‘ functions such as client bookings, membership administration, crew allocations, marketing, finance, IT etc. These roles are divided amongst dedicated teams, each with its own leader. We have a formal volunteer agreement which explains what you can expect of Waterways Experiences and what we expect of volunteers.  

If you think you might be interested in this role, please fill in basic details about yourself on our Volunteer Expression of interest form on our Waterways Experiences website, and we will contact you within 7 days to arrange an informal chat at our boat base, ideally on a Wednesday if convenient for you.  

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and age groups (minimum age 16 years old).

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

Getting there

The entrance to our site is opposite the side of the Red Lion pub on Red Lion Lane, next to the traffic lights. On bus route 501, or an 8 minute walk from Apsley Station. There is plenty of parking on site.
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About Waterways Experiences

We are an all-volunteer charity operating three canal boats from a beautifully landscaped boat base on the Grand Union Canal near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. We enable everyone, regardless of age, physical ability or social disadvantage to experience the fun and the beauty of our waterways.