Something for the weekend!

Are you looking for exciting ways to fill a weekend? Are you interested in learning new skills? Maybe you want to improve your bricklaying or hone your digger operating skills? Why not volunteer with Waterway Recovery Group's (WRG) Regional Groups and spend a weekend restoring a canal?

What’s involved?

WRG's Regional Groups organise weekend canal restoration 'digs' for volunteers throughout England, and sometimes Wales. Work can be anything from restoring a lock on the Cotswold Canals to  bridge repairs on the Lancaster Canal or  even clearing vegetation on the Somersetshire Coal Canals. There really is something for everyone! Volunteers meet on the Friday night, and spend Saturday and Sunday working on site, before heading home tired but happy on the Sunday afternoon.

Volunteer Now

WRG has three active Regional Groups that you can volunteer with over a weekend. All of WRG's Regional Groups have a wealth of knowledge and skills and are looking for more weekend volunteers.

Click here to find your local group!

Latest dates with all of WRG's Regional Groups


Between £8 & £15 (includes food & accommodation)

Is basic, you will need to bring a sleeping bag and karrimat

WRG can pick you up from the nearest rail/bus station or try and find you a lift.