with Lee Valley Regional Park
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority has a fantastic band of supporters who get involved in activities at a range of venues and open spaces within the park.
These groups and individuals give up their free time to support the work of the park and undertake a variety of tasks.
Investing in Volunteers
This award is the national standard presented to organisations who maintain quality volunteer management and procedure regimes.
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority have held this accreditation for nine years and we're currently in the process of reassessment.
More information on this award can be found on the Investing in Volunteers website.
COVID-19 and it's affect on volunteering
Keeping our staff and volunteers safe at this time is our top priority. We’re slowly starting to reintroduce volunteering where it’s safe to do so.
Our current volunteers continue to do outstanding work for us during this time with litter picking, monitoring our fisheries, surveying our wildlife and checking livestock – their hard work is much appreciated by the park and it’s visitors.
At the moment we’re unable to undertake volunteer interviews and inductions and are therefore not taking on any new volunteers. However, if you’re interested in helping with litter picking or learning more about future volunteering opportunities please contact us.
Individual volunteering opportunities
We offer a range of volunteering opportunities whether you're looking for something in the outdoors working alongside the natural environment, working with animals or supporting coaching and events within out venues and open spaces.
Training is given for all roles to ensure that you feel supported during your time volunteering with us. Our growing team of volunteers are a testament to the strong bond we form with all our volunteers and the appreciation that we have for the vital role they play in the park.
Volunteering at the following venues is normally through the clubs that use the sites, if you’d like to know more about the clubs please contact the sites directly:
We host local, regional and international events at some of our key sporting venues however we don’t currently have any of our own roles to offer. We always share information on any event support roles that are available via third parties at our venues – just register as a volunteer to receive information.
How to register
Corporate volunteering and team tasks
Do you work for a company that is looking for tasks and days out as team building exercises or is your company keen to promote employee volunteering in the community?
We have a range of outdoor tasks for teams of varying sizes at many locations stretching along the River Lee from East India Dock Basin opposite The O2 to Ware in Hertfordshire.
Most of these days are used as team building events or as part of an organisation’s corporate and social responsibility programme. The activities are wide ranging range from clean-up projects such as litter picking, removing graffiti or painting, to a conservation related task to help one of our Biodiversity Action Plan species and general wildlife. These conservation tasks can range within themselves, from scrub clearance to river management.
Risk assessments can be provided and we have public liability and employer liability insurance for all volunteers in a team. Full health and safety talks and tool demonstrations are given before each task by experienced and qualified Rangers who supervise the tasks throughout the day.
We have a set pricing structure for our activities and these cover full supervision for the day, provision of tools, materials, equipment and any protective clothing such as boots, gloves etc.
Corporate conservation task day (less than 10 people): £350 minimum charge for up to 10 people, additional cost of £25 per head for over 10 people
Corporate team building day (less than 10 people): £650 for up to 10 people, additional cost of £30 per head for over 10 people
We're very flexible in our approach and are happy to discuss options with companies. If you’d like to know more please contact us.
Clubs and groups volunteering
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) Volunteer Programme is going from strength to strength and offers a vital contribution to the work that we do. One key aim is to work closer with the many clubs, groups and organisations that work with volunteers and who run their activities on our land or at our various facilities.
To do this we ask Clubs and Groups to complete an official registration form which is the link between our respective organisations. The benefits of registering as a volunteer group include:
support for external funding bids by demonstrating a robust and coordinated approach to volunteering
access to professional advice and support from the LVRPA Volunteers Team
input to the Lee Valley Park Volunteers Newsletter (including submission of articles and publicity for your events)
eligibility for volunteers from your organisation to be nominated for one of the LVRPA Volunteer Awards
Any club or organisations operating on LVRPA land or at a facility is eligible to apply to become a member of the Lee Valley Regional Park Volunteer Programme. If you’d like to know more please contact us.
Volunteers Policy, Strategy and Handbook
The volunteers programme is guided by our policy and our 10 year strategy which was developed in 2006 and was most recently in revised 2018. Our final and agreed documents can be downloaded below:
For the reference of our volunteers please find information about the Regional Park, its volunteer health and safety and equal opportunities policies in the document below: