News with tag 'Volunteering'

Family Volunteer Holidays

Date: 01/03/2019

Finding time to volunteer can be tricky when you have young children. A few years ago we launched our Waterway Recovery Group Family Camps so that kids, as well as parents and grandparents, could get involved in canal restorations. By ...

Christmas Canal Camp in the Cotswolds

Date: 22/11/2018

A Five-Day Working Holiday for just £70 per person

If you enjoy spending time outdoors and are looking to do something different this festive season, why not take a look at the Inland Waterways Association ...

IWA Volunteer is Guest of Honour at Prince Charles' 70th Birthday Party

Date: 20/11/2018

IWA volunteer Bernard Morton, was selected as a guest of honour at an exclusive tea party to celebrate Prince Charles' 70th birthday at Spencer House in central London last week.

Bernard was nominated for his commitment to improving ...

Reunion Weekend Sees Over 1,000 Hours of Restoration Work

Date: 14/11/2018

On 3rd/4th November, IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group held its Annual Reunion Weekend - Bonfire Bash - on the Lichfield Canal. Over 70 WRG volunteers from across the country, joined by volunteers from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal ...

Summer of Canal Restoration

Date: 26/09/2018

This summer, our Waterway Recovery Group has held 17 Canal Camps across 10 waterways. These holidays with ...

Places left on Waterway Recovery Group 2018 Family Camps

Date: 29/06/2018

Family orientated canal volunteering weekends have returned for their second year with the first of three weekends organised by Waterway Recovery Group taking place. The first WRG family camp of the year was hosted by the Caldon & ...

A New Lease of Life for Bowbridge Lock

Date: 13/11/2017

Bowbridge Lock on the Thames & Severn Canal has been filled with water for the first time in 90 years.  The lock was filled with water for an evaluation cruise by  Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Monitors team on Friday 10th November. ...

Locks and Found at WRG Bonfire Bash

Date: 09/11/2017

Photo: Paul Rodgers, IWA trustee and WRGie gets down to work at the Bonfire Bash 2017
On the 4th and 5th November, IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) held its annual Bonfire Bash Weekend on the Uttoxeter Canal in ...

New Family Canal Camp for 2017

Date: 04/01/2017

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group has announced its 2017 programme of canal restoration working holidays for volunteers of all ages. The week-long holidays, called Canal Camps, offer a unique opportunity to volunteer and learn new skills, whilst ...

New Vans for WRG in Time for Summer Canal Camps

Date: 06/07/2016

Thanks to the success of the ongoing fundraising appeal, IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group has two new vans in time for this summer’s Canal Camps taking place on waterway restoration projects around the country.  

The ...

Staveley Town Lock opened just in time for IWA's Trailboat Festival

Date: 01/06/2016

With hours to spare, the first boat cruised through Staveley Town Lock ahead of IWA’s Trailboat Festival.  The event, which took place over the Bank Holiday Weekend, was combined with the Chesterfield Canal Trust's annual ...

BCN Clean Up clears 8 miles of Walsall Canal

Date: 21/04/2016

More than 70 volunteers spent two days removing an estimated 44 tonnes of rubbish from the Walsall Canal over the weekend of 16th and 17th April.  ...

IWA Volunteers Clean for the Queen

Date: 01/03/2016

An initiative to help celebrate the Queen's imminent 90th birthday is taking off around the waterways, with IWA branches joining in a national campaign led by Keep Britain Tidy. 

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IWA to Help Deliver New Canal & River Trust Workboat Plan

Date: 10/02/2016

IWA has stepped up to answer a request by Canal & River Trust to supply skilled volunteers to assist with a new approach to the deployment of its workboat fleet.

The Trust, which is reorganising its workboat fleet into a nationally ...

Help Save Britain’s Industrial Heritage

Date: 18/12/2015

WRG has launched its schedule of canal restoring working holidays for 2016.  The week long working holidays, called Canal Camps, offer a unique opportunity to volunteer and learn new skills, whilst exploring amazing parts of Britain&rsquo ...

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group Bonfire Bash is a Roaring Success

Date: 17/11/2015

On the 7th and 8th November, IWA's Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) held its annual Bonfire Bash Weekend on the

WRG’s Jude Palmer Chosen as a Finalist for ‘Towpath Talk Volunteer of the Year’

Date: 17/11/2015

Earlier this year, Towpath Talk asked readers to help them find the first ‘Towpath Talk Volunteer of the Year’ and IWA is delighted to report that Waterway Recovery Group’s Jude Palmer is one of the four finalists. The winner ...

Support IWA's canal clean-ups with new plastic bag levy

Date: 05/10/2015

IWA is urging retailers in England to help us improve local communities by allocating substantial amounts from the windfall levy on plastic shopping bags towards cleaning up canal and river amenities.  Our waterways are blighted by ...

IWA Announces National Award Winners

Date: 29/09/2015

The winners of IWA’s National Annual Awards for 2015 were presented at the ...

Waterway Minister Recognises Importance of Volunteers

Date: 01/08/2015

Following on from the successful Parliamentary Reception held by IWA on 7th July, the Waterway Minister, Rory Stewart MP, has agreed to a meeting with IWA representatives in the ...

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