We have always relied upon the work of volunteers to keep costs down as much as possible
The Wey Island Trust was established as a charity in 1970 by three youth groups based in South London.
As a small non-profit making organisation, we have always relied upon the work of volunteers to keep costs down as much as possible. This way we can offer this wonderful resource to our partner youth clubs and schools at a nominal cost.
Helping out just once or a few times each year will make such a difference and encourage us to continue this work.
If you would like to join the team and can help in any of the following ways, please get in touch:
- Join us at the island on one (or two!) of our Saturday workdays each March/April to prepare the Island for the coming season.
- Recruit, coordinate and bring a group of friends/family to visit the island mid season for an evening or weekday to help cut back growth or make minor repairs.
- As a qualified tradesperson, (electrician, carpenter, plumber, gardener, lawn specialist, tree surgeon, decorator, CCTV, etc.) offer a day a year to help service/maintain the island’s facilities.
- Working with one of our trustees, complete one or two small grant applications to relevant funding organisations each year.
- As a qualified canoeing instructor, provide one or two days support to visiting youth groups each year.
- A keen gardener (or couple) who will tend our modest flower beds, pots, paths and 5 a side football pitch.
- Make the ‘Wey Island Trust’ your chosen charity for any sponsored activity/event you undertake