Volunteer at a Work Party

What is a Work Party?

In short, it’s an organised group of workers performing a task together. A social gathering at which the attendees work! At our canal work parties, we do a lot of gardening type activities such as digging, cutting vegetation back, moving and organising stone, raking and then the removal of the waste using wheelbarrows. There are a lot of skilled-labour tasks too, so if you think you have a skill that would be useful to us, please get in touch!

We need your help to restore the Somersetshire Coal Canal. Please do come and help out if you can, we’re a really friendly bunch and it is so rewarding. It can also be classed as a free green gym! No previous experience is necessary, we will show you the ropes and provide safety training where necessary. Please ensure you wear good boots and bring thick gardening gloves if you have some too. All necessary tools will be provided. We stop for breaks regularly and lunch too, so please bring your drinks, snacks and lunch with you.

Combe Hay Work Party Dates – every Tuesday 10:00-15:00:

  • April 2024 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th
  • May 2024 – 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
  • June 2024 – 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
  • July 2024 – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

Contact us: to join a Combe Hay Work Party, contact Kevin Gibbs at workparty_combehay@coalcanal.org.uk

Meeting location: Combe Hay – BA2 7EE – Map link

Paulton Work Parties Dates – every Sunday 10:00-15:00

  • April 2024 – 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
  • May 2024 – 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
  • June 2024 – 2nd, 9th, 16, 23rd & 30th
  • July 2024 – 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

Contact us: to join a Paulton Work Party, contact Stu Ashman at workparty_paulton@coalcanal.org.uk or phone/text 07759 336864.

Meeting location: Paulton – BS39 7PF – Map link