We operate a range of volunteer activities which everyone can join in. You do not necessarily need to be a member of our society as you can sign the attendance sheet on the day.  These include boating festivals and the St .Richard’s Festival in Droitwich.  We also work in partnership with Canal & River Trust on volunteer projects like the conservation of the Tardebigge top lock area and gardens. For more information on volunteering contact co-ordinator Neil Franklin. Please use the email link: volunteers@wbdcs.org.uk
During the course of the year, in conjunction with Canal & River Trust, we hold several work parties to carry out such tasks as clearing overgrown shrubbery, painting signs and lock balance beams, refurbishing benches or any other tasks required. The Society has obtained ‘self supervising status’ for all of these activities.
The photo above was taken at one such work party when a local
scout group came down to the Lime Kilns site to both help out and learn.

Lime Kilns Conservation Project:

We worked in partnership with the Canal & River Trust on volunteer projects like the conservation of the Lime Kilns at Tardebigge New Wharf.  This is an historic structure which is in a fragile condition so the work will be done under the direction of the Heritage Advisor for Canal and River Trust for the next few years.

Currently the project has been suspended due to contamination at the site.

Volunteer Work Boat ‘Wanderer’

We now have access to the C&RT Community Work Boat ‘Wanderer’ and will publish dates as and when they become available.

Tardebigge: Historic Tug Boat

This tug boat is on public display sitting in a small compound at Tardebigge New Wharf.  It represents the type of tugs used to tow boats through the tunnels.  We regularly trim the hedge and mow the grass.  This is essentially gardening type work to keep the display looking neat and tidy. We are always seeking volunteers to help out with this.

Milestones Project

Some members have carved mile stones out of sandstone blocks which are being placed along the Worcester & Birmingham Canal.  We have a new supply of sandstone to start some new stones.  We work on this project in Droitwich Canal Basin, No 1 Hampton Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire. WR9 9PA.

We welcome anyone who would like to help carve new stones.

Society Shop

The society’s own shop supports events right across the region.

Volunteers to help with the shop are always welcome.

Please email shop@wbdcs.org.uk if you would like to help out.