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We are Investing in Volunteers accredited – again!

Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for best practice Volunteer Management and Our Parklife successfully received the accreditation in May 2017. Assessments take place every three years and on the 29th January 2021, we found out that Our Parklife was successful in gaining the renewal after a reassessment process that took place throughout …

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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 …

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East Works Awards 2018

This year the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) East Works Awards, (formerly the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Apprenticeship Awards) took place on 1st November 2018 at Here East on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is an annual celebration of the diversity of talent, innovation and businesses on and around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park who participate …

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Our Park Champions celebrated!

Over 110 Park Champions and stakeholders joined us for our annual celebration at The Last Drop on 28 September 2017. It was an amazing evening celebrating the contribution of the volunteers who have participated in a range of activities over the past year. Volunteers dedicated over 11,000 volunteer hours in 2017; providing information, welcoming guests, …

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Park Champions on the buses

Park Champion volunteers play a vital role at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; throughout September they are supporting an innovative trial of an autonomous electric shuttle bus. The free service can accommodate 15 passengers and an operator and Park Champion volunteer will be on board for every journey to answer questions and share knowledge about the …

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Volunteers build a bike in a day at Mobile Garden City!

One of the many ways that Our Parklife helps to deliver the legacy of London 2012 is by providing opportunities to volunteer in the local community. Last week, a team of corporate volunteers from ENGIE, joined Groundwork London at Mobile Garden City in the latest in a series of Corporate Volunteering Days, organised by Our Parklife. …

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Our Parklife Highly Commended at the 2017 Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards

We are delighted to announce that Our Parklife has been awarded a Highly Commended Award in the The Experian Award for Building Stronger Communities category at the Business at the Community  Responsible Business Awards Gala last night. The Award recognises Our Parklife’s commitment to being a catalyst for local regeneration in East London; connecting local …

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We are accredited!

On 5th May, we found out that Our Parklife was successful in gaining the Investing in Volunteers (IiV) Accreditation – the UK quality standard for best practice in Volunteer Management. This comes after over a year of hard work to get all the documentation and evidence in place, demonstrating the amazing contribution that you Park …

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