Volunteer or Support Us
The Hargreaves Narrowboat Trust is a charity founded over 25years ago, “to improve the quality of life for people, who by virtue of age, infirmity, physical disability, mental disorder or social factors, are disadvantaged or deprived”, and to provide them with an experience outside of their normal environment.
The trust achieves this by providing day trips for up to 12 passengers, from April to November each year, on a wheelchair friendly narrowboat.
Volunteer as a Crew Member
The charity is run exclusively by volunteers and in 2019 our committed volunteers gave over 3950 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 “firstname.lastname@example.org”. 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.