Apprentice Membership for Wey & Arun

Published: Friday, 25 March 2011

THE Wey & Arun Canal Trust has recently launched a new initiative aimed at encouraging young people to volunteer with tasks such as helping with the trip boats and certain restoration works along the line of the canal.

The ‘Apprentice Membership' is aimed at those under 18. The scheme offers young people the chance to join the  Trust and receive two years' free membership, including all the benefits enjoyed by full members. At the end of the two year period, the apprentice members will become normal ‘individual' membership, paying the standard rate, currently £10 per year.

Attract more youngsters

Membership Secretary David King explained:

"The new Apprentice Membership category has been introduced with a view to attracting more youngsters to the Trust, who would like to help with some of our volunteering activities.

"We are well aware that we will have to meet the legal requirements for working with young people, which may restrict some of the activities which can be undertaken, but the scheme is ideal for those who want to get involved in this rewarding and exciting project as part of, say, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards."

Membership forms are available to download from the Wey & Arun Canal Trust website, or by e-mail from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.