Get Involved

Membership – We welcome new members from near and far. For more details please email membership@buckinghamcanal.org.uk or click here…

Volunteering – We hold regular work parties on the second Sunday of each month and alternate Thursdays. We also have a variety of other volunteering opportunities you can become involved with. For more information please email info@buckinghamcanal.org.uk , telephone Athina Beckett on 01908 661217 or click here…

Corporate team building days – We have been running corporate team building days over a number of years where groups from 5 to 30 people have joined us for a range of projects. These have included Santander, Lloyds TSB, NHBC and the Open University to name but a few who have come back for more! If you would like to come along as a group for a day out of the normal work environment then please email info@buckinghamcanal.org.uk or telephone Athina Beckett on 01908 661217. For more details please click here…

Grant Support – To help us gather data evidencing public support of our activities for grant applications, please email your support for the restoration giving your name and postcode to supporters@buckinghamcanal.org.uk .

Management – We are always looking for people to help us with the wide range of activities that the committee of trustees and their working groups undertake. Please email info@buckinghamcanal.org.uk or telephone Athina Beckett on 01908 661217 for a chat. Alternatively phone any of the committee – for details click here…

Trustees – A trustee is similar to a director except its for a charity. Trustees have overall accountability for a charities administration, and are responsible for ensuring that it makes the best use of its resources to deliver its mission. All Trustees sit on the Executive Board that meets around 8 times a year to discuss the strategic overview of the charity, budgets, projects progress etc.

Trustees have collective responsibility for, amongst other things: Holding the Executive Officer to account, · Ensuring the charity is financially stable,· Making strategic decisions, with the senior team,· Ensure the charity is compliant,· Ensuring sufficient policies are in place (e.g. safety and safeguarding policies)

On top of this, most Trustees are encouraged to engage in either one sub-committee or offer some direct support with the senior management team. The three sub-committees of the board are Projects, Grants & Fundraising, Strategy & Governance, Audit

These are un-remunerated positions; however, BCS has a Trustees Expenses policy which makes provision for the reimbursement of reasonable expenses incurred in undertaking the duties of a Trustee.

Trustees are supported in their role by way of induction, training and development opportunities through 3rd party organisations such as community foundations and local council led initiatives

There are some legal guides on the charity commission website at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved

Situations Vacant – We have positions available for volunteers with specific skills and interests. For details please click here…