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Give volunteering a go

If your New Year’s Resolution is to get fitter, take up a new challenge, meet new people or just give something back to your community, the Wey & Arun Canal Trust has just the answer.

The Trust is holding a series of Taster Days in the next few months, offering more information for those looking to join its band of volunteers. There are roles to suit all levels of skill and fitness, from hedgelaying and construction, to joining the boat crew and manning the Canal Centre at Loxwood.

Full training is given and as a Wey & Arun Canal Trust volunteer how much time you dedicate is down to you. You’ll be supported every step of the way, learning new skills and meeting great people.

The Taster Days are being held at the restored section at Dunsfold/Alfold off the A281, from 11am to 1pm, on: Tuesday 28th January; Wednesday 5th February; and Thursday 12th March.

To find out more and to register, go to https://weyarun.org.uk/taster-days.

2019 was a successful year for the Trust, all thanks to the work of its volunteers. Highlights include embarking on the creation of a 2.5km scenic towpath walk in Birtley, including the construction of the first of two lift bridges; the construction of a bridge at Harsfold, near Wisborough Green; opening a slipway at Dunsfold; building new landing stages; and clearing many miles of towpath for the enjoyment of so many.

Gill Davies
Date: 
Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Join our Canal Centre crew in Loxwood.
  • Jump onboard with our boat crew.
  • Lend a hand with construction, there are plenty of exciting projects coming up in 2020.
  • Volunteers come from all walks of life, and you'll be guaranteed a warm welcome.
  • Whether it's towpath tidying or hedgelaying, there's a role for everyone.