Just Add Volunteers

WRG attracts a wide range of people, from young volunteers taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme; to waterway enthusiasts who wish to make a contribution to restoring and preserving the system; to engineers, construction works, teachers, administrators ....who just want to have fun!

Working together WRG volunteers can achieve great things such as ...

Building a canal basin and new section of canal

Restoring a flight of locks

Removing tonnes of rubbish from a canal

Rebuilding a canal bridge

Creating a new nature reserve

Clearing miles of vegetation from the line of a derelict canal

Teaching the next generation of Canal Navvies!

Just Add VolunteersWRGie Facts

WRG volunteers spent 2500 volunteer days restoring canals this summer! Click here to see photos.

Did you know?

  • Over 400 volunteers aged between 18 and 70+ attended a Canal Camp this summer.

  • 64 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award students completed their Gold Residential with WRG in 2017.

  • WRG’s red minibuses travelled over 1600 miles across England and Wales

  • WRGie cooks had a busy summer keeping our army of WRG volunteers fed … making over 2900 evening meals