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The Environment Agency is looking for people who live close to Denver, Downham Market to volunteer at the Denver Complex. This would involve helping boaters to use Denver lock, keeping the site tidy and attractive, and attending waterways festivals. No prior knowledge of boating is required, just an interest in rivers and boating.

“We are looking for volunteers to be an important source of information for boaters and help keep our waterways special places for people to enjoy.”

Volunteers will learn how the 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 would be given appropriate training by the Environment Agency as part of your induction to the scheme, and will be given a uniform and ID badge.

People who are interested in applying to volunteer can find more information by visiting Anglian Waterways Volunteer Scheme’s website, calling 01353 865037, or emailing [email protected].

The Environment Agency volunteering scheme is run in partnership with Cambridgeshire ACRE, a Cambridgeshire charity and the rural community council for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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



This was posted in News on February 13, 2018, by Robert Shippey.

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