The Baldwin Trust is run entirely by volunteers.

This means that we do not get paid for what we do, but by no means does this detract from the dedication and professionalism we have.

We currently run two boats – the Dandelion, based at Pillings Lock Marina and the St Clare, based at Leicester Marina.

We need crews to run the trips – skippers, boat crew (to operate the locks, look after the passengers etc.) – plus further people for maintenance/ cleaning.

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The more volunteers we have the better, as long as you are aged 18 years or over and in good health.

The boats can be out on trips most days including weekends throughout the summer, so even if you can only spare one day a week we would welcome your help.


We also need more 'back room' help. Primarily Fundraising & Promoting the Trust to enable our boats get their regular servicing and repairs.

DSCF3031 zps725b2606If this is for you, we will train you to ensure you have the correct knowledge for the position you decide. All our Skippers are currently qualified under the NCBA scheme and are first aid trained.

IMG 6034Please Note that whilst you are welcome to come to see any of our activities and trips, we insist that you become a member of the Baldwin Trust before volunteering regularly. This is primarily for insurance purposes.

Please click here to download an application form.

Either hand the completed form to one of our crew, or post to:- The Secretary, 52 Johnson Road, Birstall. Leicester. LE4 3AS.