About this Scheme

Welcome to the Anglian Waterways Volunteer website.

We have successfully recruited our new 2019 volunteers and so regretfully have to  cease volunteer recruitment for 2019.   If you would like to know more about the scheme or be considered for 2020 recruitment please contact the scheme coordinator  using the contact details below. Thank you. 

What does a Waterways Volunteer do?

We are currently looking for volunteers at Northampton Marina, Denver Complex, near Downham Market and St. Ives/Houghton locks. Representing the Environment Agency Anglian Waterways team you will be an important source of information for boaters using our waterways and will help with many aspects of our work, so the tasks will always be varied. You do not need any boating experience but you must be confident to be around water.

What will you get out of it?

You will learn how our waterways are managed for public use, meet new people, acquire new skills, and make a valuable contribution to providing safe facilities and a warm welcome for boaters and other visitors alike. You will be given appropriate training as part of your induction to the scheme.

Who is running this scheme?

Cambridgeshire ACRE is working in partnership with the Environment Agency to manage this scheme. As a Waterways Volunteer you will be volunteering on behalf of the Environment Agency and will wear an Environment Agency Volunteer uniform. Cambridgeshire ACRE will recruit you as a volunteer, organise your training/networking events and generally support your volunteering activities with the Environment Agency.

How do I find out more?

If you want to meet new people and making a difference locally, or gain new skills and experience please phone or email scheme coordinator Rachael Brown.

Phone: 01353 865037    Email:  rachael.brown@cambsacre.org.uk

Want to apply to become a volunteer now? There are lots of ways you can do this:

Click here to compete an online application form.

Or download the application form here  and send a completed version to Rachael at the email address above. Alternatively you can post a paper copy to Rachael at: Cambridgeshire ACRE, 72 Market Street, Ely, CB7 4LS.

If you would prefer a paper application form to be sent to you in the post then please either phone or email Rachael and she can arrange this.

To find out more about the work of the Anglian Waterways Team click  here

Please note: unfortunately we are unable to accept any volunteers who are currently, or have in the past been  involved in a legal dispute with the Environment Agency.