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Volunteer and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the River Wey Navigations © National Trust

Volunteer and enjoy the beautiful scenery at the River Wey Navigations

Volunteer with us

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 (PDF).

You can see some of the different ways you can volunteer below


Volunteering opportunities

  • Our small tea room at Dapdune Wharf 

    Join in

    To register your interest, please complete the attached registration form (PDF) and email it back to River Wey.

  • Volunteer learning activities at the River Wey © National Trust

    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.

  • Ticket Hut volunteers at work at the River Wey © Nation Trust

    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.

  • Conservation Volunteers at work at the River Wey © National Trust


    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 along the River Wey © National Trust

    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 volunteers at work © National Trust

    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.