General Volunteer Information
NEW! CCT Project Managers Meeting (PMM) Notes - May 2019

The CCT Project Managers Meeting (PMM) Notes for May 2019 are available to view in the CCT PMM and OMM Meeting Notes Message Board under Activities and Rosters. [Posted 20/05/19]

SOON! Gloucester Tall Ships BookStall Volunteers May 24-28

CCT Secondhand Books Shop is representing the Canal at the Gloucester Tall Ships event on May Bank Holiday weekend. More volunteers are needed. Please see message board for more detail [posted 5/05/19]*

UPDATED! Meet Volunteers–send me your volunteer thoughts

The 'Meet Volunteers' Open Day is Saturday 29th June at Queen Elizabeth II Park just downstream from Ebley. We aim to publicise our work and recruit new volunteers. As part of the preparation I need responses from current volunteers. Please can you take two minutes to send me your thoughts on
1. What do you get from volunteering?
2. Why did you choose to volunteer with Cotswolds Canals Trust?
3. What did you bring to CCT?
I’ve not had many responses yet – so hope to hear from you. Please reply to: chris.clark5@btinternet.com. Thanks in advance Chris Clark, Western Depot Deputy Manager [Updated 6/05/19]

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES - Please scroll down to view full list

To view Message Boards (for items marked *) follow the "Activities and Rosters" link in the Menu.

Mondays & Wednesdays from 08:30: Maintenance Activity at Western Depot*
Mondays from 09:30: Eastern End Towpath Maintenance*
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 08:30: Maintenance Activity at Eastern Depot*
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00: Volunteer sessions aimed at people new to volunteering; meet at Bell House Wallbridge. CCT members also welcome.

MAY
25th-27th BH Weekend - Used Book Shop at the Tall Ships Event, Gloucester Docks. Further details are available on the Used Book Shop Message Board.
28th Tuesday - Operations Managers Meeting (OMM) at WALLBRIDGE at 16:30

JUNE
2nd Sunday - Work Party Stonehouse-Whitminster from 9.30am to 3.30pm*
2nd Sunday - Summit Work Party at Coates from 10:00am till 4:00pm*
10th Monday - CCC Project Managers Meeting (PMM) at William Morris College, Eastington @ 17:00
16th Sunday - Summit Work Party at Coates from 10:00am till 4:00pm*
19th Wednesday - Eastern End meeting at the Trout Inn, Lechlade from 19:30*
24th Monday - Operations Managers Meeting (OMM) at Brimscombe Port at 16:30
29th Thursday - "Meet the Volunteers" Open Day (see item above)

JULY
7th Sunday - Work Party Stonehouse-Whitminster from 9.30am to 3.30pm*
8th Monday (tbc) - CCC Project Managers Meeting (PMM) at William Morris College, Eastington @ 16:30
17th Wednesday - Eastern End meeting at the Trout Inn, Lechlade from 19:30*
21st Sunday - Summit Work Party at Coates from 10:00am till 4:00pm*
29th Monday - Operations Managers Meeting (OMM) at Brimscombe Port at 16:30

INFO: CCT Operations Managers Meeting Notes(OMM)-April 2019

The CCT Operations Managers Meeting (OMM) Notes for April 2019 are available to view in the CCT PMM and OMM Meeting Notes Message Board under Activities and Rosters. [Posted 10/05/19]

ONGOING: Fundraisers required

From the Fundraising Team – a quest for Volunteers.

For our brave and beautiful quest to raise funds - £3.9m for the next phase of restoration and more, we need some rather special help. Could it be you?
Are you website/social media/online giving/ PR savy? – would you work magic and wizard us up content or campaigns?
Treasure – what sort could you expect? Possibly cake, company and the pleasure of knowing you have helped support the restoration work.
To join the quest contact fundraising@cotswoldcanals.com or leonie.asquith@cotswoldcanals.com
[posted 29/10/18

INFO and ACTION: Training Records & Competence Certificates

For Health & Safety and Insurance reasons, Volunteer's Training & Competences records are maintained within Connect to ensure that only suitably trained or qualified volunteers use certain equipment.

If you possess a recognised qualification to operate specific machinery - e.g. chainsaws, brush cutters etc - please let me know and forward a copy of the appropriate certificate to cct-webmaster@teamconnect.org.uk.

INFO: GDPR Confidentiality Statement

All CCT Volunteers need to be aware that the Personal information contained within the Connect database is confidential. Therefore, you are not permitted to share your password, or access to the site, with any other person. You are permitted to use the data contained within for the purposes of participating in the volunteer activities run by the Cotswold Canals Trust and contributing to restoration work. Information that is publicly broadcast is not confidential. Further details are available below. [posted 06/12/18]

UPDATED: Data Protection Policy

Our Data Protection Policy 2018 is now available to view on SafetyNet. The Cotswold Canals Trust is committed to continual improvement of our data management procedures to protect the privacy of those we work with and those that support us. This responsibility applies to all persons within the organisation that process personal data, under the guidance of CCT's Data Protection Group.

But don't forget, as volunteers, your data matters too! You can find out more information on your personal rights from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) here - https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/

The Data Protection Group currently meets every six weeks and comprises:
Lisa Mant, Shelley Anderson, Chris Lambert, Diana Edwards, Dennis Clarke.
If you have any questions about how we handle personal data, or suggestions for improving our procedures, then please contact Lisa on mail@cotswoldcanals.com
[Updated 6/12/18]

INFO: The Team Leaders Handbook Version 1.1 - January 2018

The updated Team Leader's Handbook is available for all CCT volunteers to view via SafetyNet on the Connect menu. In SafetyNet, go to "Policies and Procedures" to view. [Posted 10/02/18].