Your river, your community, your opportunity to be part of a team to help deliver a reliable and friendly service on the River Thames. Volunteer Assistant Lock Keepers are needed to help Environment Agency Lock Keepers deliver assisted passage to the many boaters transiting the locks on the iconic River Thames. Volunteers are required to assist at least 1 fixed day per week working alongside staff from 10:00 – 16:00 during the boating season. Days and hours may be flexible but during peak season full coverage is required. 

No previous experience is needed although a good level of physical fitness is required. Successful applicants will be provided a full induction, including practical and water safety training before completing onsite training at a designated lock. You will always work alongside a member of staff and in some cases one of our experienced volunteers may assist in your training. Once deemed competent you will be expected to take sole charge of the lock during short periods to cover staff breaks.

 Whilst the Environment Agency are not currently taking on new volunteers for 2021 they are still keen to hear from you. Applications are still being accepted but are currently only being considered for 2022.

What skills do I need?

We require that all volunteers are able to swim and have a good level of fitness as it is a physical role. Clear spoken communication skills are advantageous as you will be directing boaters when entering the lock

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Whilst the Environment Agency are not currently taking on new volunteers for 2021 they are still keen to hear from you. Applications are still being accepted but are currently only being considered for 2022.

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