The charity is run exclusively by volunteers and in 2018 our committed volunteers gave over 3400 hours of their time to ensure nearly all planned trips went ahead and The Hargreaves was maintained to a high standard. The nature of the charity makes it a popular volunteering opportunity and we are always looking for new helpers, especially at weekends.

Volunteers maintain and crew the boat but you don’t need to have lots of experience to do this. We provide boating experience and training.

To volunteer to help out on a weekend, contact "info@hargreavesnarrowboat.co.uk". Please note you will be asked to complete a volunteer form.

Volunteers are fully trained to ensure the narrowboat is operated safely and they are devoted to maintaining her so that she continues to meet all the standards and certification requirements.

Sponsor a Day Trip

If you belong to a Rotary Club, Lions or similar fundraising organisation you might like to sponsor a day trip. About 15% of our trips are paid for by third parties and it is a great way for us both to fulfil our charitable objectives. For more information contact "info@hargreavesnarrowboat.co.uk".


We are a small, local charity and receive no regular support from either the Local Authority or Government funding. Although the costs of our operation are covered by our trip charges we always welcome donations. These donations help us to keep our charges to a minimum and from time to time aid us to buy necessary equipment and training in order to enhance our work. Please contact ”info@hargreavesnarrowboat.co.uk" to discuss how best to donate.