Marcus holds a number of volunteering roles with the Canal and River Trust. He is a volunteer lock keeper on the Bingley 5 lock flights, assisting the team to move boats on a regular basis and also working closely with members of the heritage team on a variety of restoration and repair tasks.
Marcus has also taken a lead role in coordinating and organising volunteers to reinstate and refurbish the mile markers along the eastern section of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, working closely with the project officer to ensure that all health and safety, and indeed heritage, requirements were met.
In the last year, Marcus has taken on additional responsibilities, becoming a key lead volunteer in the North West Volunteer Team. This role involves organising volunteer meetings, ordering any additional kit and inducting and supporting new volunteers as they familiarise themselves with the role and the local area.