Our policies are under review – They will be published here once formally adopted.
We work closely with partner organisations and their volunteers – there are lots of opportunities for volunteers to get involved, and these can be classed under five key areas of activity:
- Interpretation and Promotion tasks – for example leading and assisting with schools visits, organising events, community boating
- Practical tasks – for example hedge-laying, vegetation and litter clearance, habitat creation, access improvement, restoration tasks, archaeological digs
- Recording and Monitoring tasks – for example heritage recording, inspections, biodiversity monitoring
- Supporting our customer service teams – for example towpath rangers, education visits
- Project Management, research and Administrative tasks – for example searching through archives for information, making sure the activities mentioned above happen.
We have a duty of care for all those on the Scottish Canals, and in order to ensure we act responsibly with regard to this we have a volunteer management process in place. This means that risks to volunteers and Scottish Canals are minimised, while still allowing volunteers to enjoy the experience of working on our network.