Become a Volunteer

ACCT has a number of volunteers who regularly assist in specific aspects of the organisation – 3 trained relief skippers, several boat maintenance assistants, administrative assistance in managing Friends’ records and Gift Aid tax claims and support for fundraising events.

We are always keen to encourage new volunteers and trustees. So contact us if you would like to help, and bring your interests and skills with you, whatever they are – boats, people, publishing, computers, engines, DIY, fundraising.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

In 2014 the Angel Boat (Angel Community Canal Boat Trust) was delighted to have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (announced  on 2nd June 2014).  The award recognises the tremendous amount of unpaid time and hard work which has been provided by our volunteers since 1976 in managing, running, crewing and maintaining our charity’s Islington-based community canal boat, and the benefit that this has brought to our local community.  As the official citation recognises, our volunteers have enabled many thousands of “young, disadvantaged, elderly and isolated people on day and residential trips to enjoy the waterways’ environment, and experience working together as crew and living aboard”. 

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

How to get involved

If you would like to join in and offer your help, contact our volunteer coordinator at You will also be required to complete a Volunteer Application Form.