The Heritage Working Boats Group relies on volunteers to move the boats between events and to talk to members of the public, giving details of how the working boats were used when they were actively working on the canals. The events attended are mainly in and around The Midlands Area with the boats being based at Icknield Wharf, near Birmingham. There are plenty of opportunities for volunteers to get involved, whether it be steering one of the boats, working locks or talking to school children about the history of the boats and the canals. There is no need to worry if you don't know your range from your dipper or if you have never heard of a cross bed as there are plenty of volunteers to welcome you aboard and show you the ropes. To register your interest in volunteering please complete the details below and you will be contacted to give you more details of the group and provide you an opportunity to come along to one of the events or a move, the current list of events can be seen in the Events List.

If you would like to check out other volunteering opportunities please visit the Canal and River Trust volunteering web site at