Join our team of volunteers

Volunteering is a hugely valuable and rewarding experience for the volunteers and the activities they support

Everything we do relies on the enthusiastic volunteers who willingly offer their time and skills to this fantastic project.  Every volunteer brings different skills providing the organisation with a wide range of experience that it can draw on.  It also provides opportunities for volunteers to meet enthusiastic like minded people, learn new and interesting skills and be part of this unique transformational project.

The Trust relies upon people with more general experience in planning, marketing, project management, finance and engineering to mention but a few to promote the Waterway Park and help deliver the project.

The Community Boats are entirely run by volunteers and are central to the success of the overall project by raising our profile with the public in Bedford and Milton Keynes and also providing The Trust’s main source of income.  To keep these running and deliver an outstanding experience to over 7,000 guests throughout the season is a fantastic team achievement involving many people in the crewing, maintenance and administration.

If you are interested in what we are doing and are willing to offer some of your time to this fantastic project then we would love to hear from you, so please get in touch to find out more.

If you are interested in joining our team, please fill in the Volunteer Registration form.

Please let us know what role/s you are interested in or what skills you can offer and we will be in touch as soon as we can.  In the section below there are more details of the general types of skills and roles we are looking for and occasionally specific roles will be advertised.

Download the Volunteer Registration Form

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The Trust relies upon many people with more general experience to promote the Waterway Park and help deliver the project.  We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team especially in the following areas:

  • Marketing & Communication
  • Fundraising & Grant Application
  • Event Management & Organisation
  • Engineering & Technical
  • Project Management

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like to find out more about the opportunities available then please get in touch or complete an online application form.

 

The John Bunyan Community Boat has a crew of five or six volunteers on each trip and we are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team both on and off the water.

On board various roles and crew are required for each trip including:

  • Certified MCA Boat Master
  • Helm
  • Purser
  • Deckhand
  • Cabin crew

In addition to our boat crew we rely on an energetic land based team with all kinds of skills including:

  • Marketing & Sales
  • Communications & PR
  • IT & Social Media
  • Admin & Management
  • Maintenance & Engineering
  • Chairman to oversee the work of the JB team

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like to find out more about the opportunities available then please get in touch or complete an online application form.

View our Boat Crew Roles

The Milton Keynes Community Boat will have a crew of two or three people on each trip and we are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our new teams both on and off the water.

On board we are looking to recruit various roles for the 2020 season including:

  • Skippers – to helm the boat.
  • Cabin hosts – to welcome and cater for passengers. This is a great people-facing role, out and about on the water.
  • Assistant hosts – for longer and night cruises.

In addition to our boat crew we rely on an energetic  land based team with all kinds of skills including :

  • Marketing & Sales
  • Communications & PR
  • IT & Social Media
  • Admin & Management
  • Maintenance & Engineering

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or would like to find out more about the opportunities available then please get in touch or complete an online application form.

View our Boat Crew Roles

View our Boat Crew Training Plan