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Date updated: 4/14/2020

Volunteering with West Ham Park is a great way to connect with the park and the local communities that use it.  

Volunteers can support in a range of ways from gardening, educational interpretation, undertaking wildlife surveys to corporate volunteering.  

Becoming a volunteer you get a unique chance to get involved with this beautiful park, meeting new people, developing skills and learning about the environment.

Wild Schools learning volunteers support school children to take part in outdoor education. The role involves:

  • Leading small groups to do activities
  • Exploring the park
  • Teaching curriculum subjects

We are looking for volunteers who:

  • Enjoy working with children aged between 5 -11
  • Understand that learners have differing needs
  • Are comfortable being outdoors
  • Relish hands-on tasks which bring learning to life

As a vegetable garden volunteer you’ll tend to our raised beds and get a share of the delicious produce in exchange. As well as developing your own skills, we are looking for volunteers who could develop the skills of others, passing on their knowledge and sharing the joy of growing.

We are looking for green fingered volunteers to support with the management of the picturesque Ornamental Garden. The role involves:

  • Undertaking a full range of horticultural maintenance
  • Enhancing the general maintenance of the garden

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Passionate for gardening with an interest in horticulture
  • Positive and polite with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Enjoys being outdoors

Every month, the Friends of West Ham Park undertake a bird survey to help keep an accurate record of this wonderful wildlife in the park.

If you would like to help monitor our feathered friends, please get in touch with the Friends of West Ham Park.

Does your organisation support employee volunteering? Are you looking to make a measurable difference and build your team spirit at the same time? We have a wide range of practical community outreach and biodiversity enhancement projects that can be tailored to your  requirements.

All of our projects are high impact community interest projects, and our flexible approach working directly with the local community has been very successful with corporate clients. Fees may apply to cover project and staff costs.

The Friends of West Ham Park are a group of local residents who use and value the park. They find ways to help the park management in the development of its future role in the community. Quarterly meet ups take place to discuss and plan on-going activities.

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