Volunteer Abroad through Waterway Recovery Group

Youth Volunteering

ERASMUS+ HERITAGE VOLUNTEERS - Moulin de Villognon – Nanteuil-en-Vallée

05/08/2019 - 19/08/2019

*Places Filled for 2019 - keep your eye open for opportunities in 2020*

Waterway Recovery Group is offering six volunteers, between 18 – 30, the chance to volunteer abroad on an all expenses paid trip to France, to work alongside other EU heritage groups to undertake practical restoration work.

Selected volunteers will be asked the spend 14 days between Monday 5th to Sunday 18th of August 2019 to work alongside our EU counterparts, restoring Villognon Mill, a disused watermill in Nanteuil-en-Vallée in the New Aquitania region.

Waterway Recovery Group is one of the many voluntary heritage groups across Europe taking part in the REMPART Erasmus+ volunteer program. The aim of the programme is to generate European participation within the heritage network and to develop and share ideas across similar groups, taking this as an opportunity to develop future partnerships between each organsiation and train our future leaders.

Who can apply?

Anyone aged between 18 - 30 can apply, however preference will be given to existing Waterway Recovery Group volunteers, who have demonstrated eagerness to get involved with future restoration work.

Why should I put my name forward?

Besides, being part of a unique heritage and cultural experience, selected volunteers will benefit from the following:

  • Meet new people and make new friendships
  • Develop knowledge and gain new skills
  • Make your CV stand out and gain valuable work experience
  • Develop new language skills
  • Learn teamwork through volunteering
  • Have fun!

As a volunteer doing charity work abroad, you will have plenty of stories to tell when you return home!

How do I apply?

We are asking prospective volunteers to complete the attached application form and write a covering letter as to why they would benefit from taking part in our ERASMUS+ Volunteers Programme. Please send all application to alex.melson@waterways.org.uk.

How much will it cost me?

Absolutely nothing. Our host group, REMPART, has received an EU funded grant covering 85% of the projects activities, with the final 15% funded by REMPART themselves.

Funding includes food for three meals per day, accommodation and everything you will need for the 13 days. Even travel is included with volunteers being reimbursed up to maximum amount of €275 (about £220) for the trip. You will only need to bring spending money for shopping or trips out.

What is ERASMUS+?

The ERASMUS+ Heritage Volunteers programme is a European youth exchange, bringing heritage volunteer groups across Europe to work together on projects across France. The programme involves groups sent by EU partners to undertake both practical activities related to each site and cultural heritage/European heritage related activities. 

Erasmus+ is one of the of the EU funding programmes supporting volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps Initiative. By also being part of the European Solidarity Corps, you join the community of likeminded young people who are contributing to create a more inclusive and united society.

For more information on how to get involved with this exciting volunteer holiday, please contact Alex Melson at alex.melson@waterways.org.uk or call 01494 783 453 ext 607


If you think you are a prime candidate for the REMPART Erasmus+ Programme, please write a cover letter,  fill out our Application Form and send to alex.melson@waterways.org.uk

Our European Partner Organisations

Club Marpen from France (Host)

National Trust of Malta : Din L-Art Helwa

Dragodid from Croatia

Club Marpen