Canal Camp Leaders 2020

Help us support volunteers restoring waterways

Every year we need over 90 volunteers to help run our activities!

Volunteered on Canal Camps and ready to take the next step to support canal restoration? Looking to give back to our amazing canal heritage? Or want to train the next generation of WRGies? Why not find out more about becoming a Canal Camp leader, assistant or cook?

 What's in it for you?

  • Meet new people from a wide range of backgrounds and ages
  • Gain new, transferable skills that make your CV stand out
  • Have a fun, enjoyable and free holiday
  • Become a vital member of the WRGie team!

How does it work?

Once you put your name forward, we will look what our planned camps are and pair you with one of our experienced leaders, assistants or cooks as a WRG Mentor. They will support you through the whole journey, from the planning and work on site to the post-camp feedback and beyond. If you don't think you're ready yet, but are interested in it for the future, let us know and we will ask our leaders to show you the ropes during a Canal Camp.

Below are Camps requiring volunteers to help lead:

Leaders

  • Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation Canal Camp: 15th - 22nd February 2020

Assistant Leaders

  • Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation Canal Camp: 15th - 22nd February 2020

Cooks

  • Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation Canal Camp: 15th - 22nd February 2020

Get in touch

If you would like to put your name forward to help us run Canal Camps in 2020 or find out more, contact enquiries@waterways.org.uk or call 01494 783 453. You can also read our Leaders Guidance Notes, which details what our leaders get involved with.

Why volunteer … what’s in it for you? As a Canal Camp leader, assistant or cook you can:

  • Meet new people
  • Gain new skills & make your CV stand out
  • Have fun, enjoyable and FREE holiday
  • Become a vital member of the WRGie team!

    Want to know more? Contact the WRG Leadership Team leaders@waterways.org.uk for details  on how to get involved ... Or call Alex at WRG Head Office for a chat – 01494 783 453 ext 607.

"I get so much satisfaction leading camps - seeing new volunteers start at the beginning of the week knowing no one and leaving with new friends and skills at the end! It's awesome" Becky Parr, Leader 2019