Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week takes place annually at the beginning of June, to celebrate the fantastic contribution volunteers make across the UK.  As a volunteer-led charity, IWA relies on the enthusiasm and support of members and volunteers who help protect and restore our wonderful waterways.

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Help us celebrate the wonderful work our volunteers do this Volunteers' Week. Add one of our Facebook frames to your profile picture - IWA and Waterway Recovery Group options available. You can find and add them on Facebook.

Thank You

We are incredibly thankful for the support of hundreds of volunteers across the country who organise campaigns, lobby government, rebuild locks, dig canals, clear litter and vegetation from canals, paint, cook, organise meetings and events, plan festivals, write and edit content, design printed material, monitor planning applications, chair committees, raise funds, take on challenges, represented IWA and much more.

IWA volunteers come from all backgrounds, but the one thing they have in common is a love of waterways and a passion to restore them to their former glory. Without their time, commitment and passion many of Britain’s waterways would not be navigable today.

 Over the past year, IWA volunteers have given their time to:-

  • Cleanup the canals at over 300 volunteer days around the UK
  • Given over 6,000 hours to clearing vegetation and rubbish and restoring the canals
  • Over 450 WRG volunteers attended 25 canal camps to restore derelict canals.

Show your support! #VolunteersWeek

Thank you.

Find out how you can volunteer with IWA.  


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