Happy National Volunteers’ Week!

We’re so grateful for our amazing team of Park Champions, who have volunteered over an incredible 76,000 hours of their time since 2014! They have helped over 38,000 Park visitors through the Mobility Service and have welcomed and helped over 253,800 from the Park’s Information Point since 2016.

The services we provide are key to an enhanced customer experience and whether it’s from the Information Point, through Mobility Services, guided tours or at events, we couldn’t do it without our volunteers! Our Conservation Park Champions are Biodiversity heroes and get their hands dirty improving the parkland and its habitats. This increases the Park’s wildlife and contributes to the Park looking great – Thank you!

It’s been such a pleasure to be able to stay in touch with so many Park Champions during these uncertain times and being able to continue seeing them (virtually) has made our day! They have inspired us by wearing their pink uniform at home, helping each other, sending us photos of their arts and crafts and so much more. Our week’s highlights are connecting with them all and seeing their smiling and friendly faces! We can feel their passion for the Park from across London and beyond and for this, a massive thank you to them all!

Tomorrow we’ll be raising a glass in honour of National Volunteers’ Week and to thank them for all their hard work, we invite you to do the same, and thank your local volunteers!

CAPRI is back!

CAPRI is back!

We are looking for volunteers to get involved with the CAPRI project.

Autonomous PODs will be trialled for use by the public between 9 and 20 March. The PODs are Westfield Technology Group built 4-seater electric vehicles that will carry members of the public on-demand on a pre-defined route. To access the services, members of the public will be able to request a trip at a manned stop along the route.

To get involved, sign up here.

Boxing Road to Tokyo

Boxing Road to Tokyo

Our Parklife is recruiting volunteers for an exciting event coming up onto the Park: Boxing Road to Tokyo.  

In March, more than 350 boxers from more than 40 countries will take part in the Boxing Road to Tokyo European qualifying event at the Copper Box Arena. Seventy-seven male and female boxers will secure qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The competition is sanctioned by the IOC and will take place across eight men’s and five women’s weight categories. 50 qualification places are available for men and 27 for women.  

Volunteers are required to assist the arrivals and accommodation team as well as take on roles in sports information and spectator and venue services. Please apply here, stating the role and shifts you are interested in. 

Career workshop

In January 2020, UEL/West Ham United Foundation students in sports management participated in a career workshop with the ENGIE Park team. This workshop allows students to have an insight into the world of Facilities Management including soft services, hard services, security, visitor services and events so that this can then be applied to their courses.

The students were then provided with a number of role-play scenarios set in our venues which aimed at getting students to think about Facilities Management and the many challenges faced on a regular basis. They were provided with briefings and tasked with creating innovative solutions to tackle real life operational challenges.

To arrange or enquire about this, please email: dwayne.joseph@engie.com

Our Parklife team wishes you a Happy New Year!

Thank you to all the Park Champions who have responded to our end of year survey. With over 220 responses, the data we have collected will clearly help us shape the programme. We will respond to the ideas, potential areas for improvement and issues raised in the following month. 

It was a pleasure to read your highlights of the year and great to see that the satisfaction rate of the programme is over 82%.

As a thank you, everyone who completed the survey was entered into a prize draw.

And the winners are…

1. Nawal Adam, winner of a £30 shopping voucher
2. Gloria Allberry, winner of two tickets to the ArcelorMittal Orbit
3. Mary Oatey, winner of a guaranteed space for the volunteering opportunity of your choice

For more information, please click https://www.londonhalf.com/