A fantastic opportunity to join our exciting lock keeping project and experience the 'canal magic' for yourself.
As a member of our enthusiastic team of volunteers you will be working in the unique setting of the Forth and Clyde Canal and around famous landmarks such as the Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies.
Working with our volunteer lock keeping team based at Lock 16 in Camelon, the role will involve assisting with boat movements on the Forth and Clyde Canal between Lock 3 at the Kelpies and Lock 20 near Banknock. Go Forth and Clyde volunteers assist with every boat movement between these locks 7 days per week during the lock keeping season, so there is ample opportunity to get involved.
Volunteers can use their own bicycles to travel between the locks, and Go Forth and Clyde also provides bicycles for volunteers to use whilst on lock keeping duty. The required tools, life jackets and hi-vis clothing will also be provided.
Are you enthusiastic about making or repairing skills? Would you like a chance to pass on your skills to the community in this exciting new project? Do you have skills you would like to learn or develop? The Repair Shed at Lock 16 will be developing training and groups in making and fixing all sorts of things. What would you like to fix?
We are looking for volunteers who would like to help others learn new skills, it might be that you are just starting yourself with something and would like to learn more or there might be something you've been doing for years and would like to show others. This is a brand new project so there is room for you to contribute towards new ideas and forming new groups.
Some activities we hope to do:
- Bike repair and maintenance
- Wood working and making things with recycled wood
- DIY and using tools safely
- Small items repair
- Rope work and knots (for boaters and others)
- Boat maintenance
- Clothing repair and using a sewing machine
There is room for more!
Training will be provided.