Join the River Wey Navigations team

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Volunteering is a brilliant way of meeting extraordinary people, brought together by extraordinary places. For more information on what volunteering involves, and if you would like to learn new skills or pass on your own, please download our volunteering opportunities information. You'll also see some of the different ways you can volunteer below.

Join in

To register your interest, please complete the registration form below and email it back to River Wey.

Learning and events

Join our learning staff as an education volunteer to help deliver site tours and workshops on river studies, artefact handling, bug hunts and pond dipping. Each year, around 40 schools and young groups visit for education workshops created to suit them.

Visitor services

As a volunteer in our visitor centre, you'll meet visitors, answer their questions and help to bring the Navigations' history to life. Dapdune Wharf is the visitor centre for the River Wey Navigations and is open from March until October. The site tells the story of the Navigations’ history since it opened in 1653, the cargoes the Wey barges carried and the age of barge building.


Our Wey Navigation conservation volunteers meet at different locations along both the Wey and Godalming Navigations. You'll see why the mixture of tasks and variety of locations has proved very popular with our existing team.

Guided walks

We have a number of walks of varying length which cover all areas of the Navigations from Godalming to Thames Lock and the surrounding towns and villages. If you are a keen walker you could volunteer to lead some of these walks and provide back up to walk leaders.

Sewing group

If you're interested in sewing, you could join the group of volunteers who get together on the third Wednesday of the month from 12 to 4 pm. They started out making outfits for an event, which they enjoyed so much that they decided to continue. Activities include making outfits for children visiting the wharf.

Volunteering opportunities

If you're interested in joining the River Wey Navigations team, download our list of volunteering opportunities to see if we have a role that suits you.