Volunteering

The volunteer programme is delivered by Our Parklife on behalf of the London Legacy Development Corporation and enables people to participate in the legacy of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Become a Park Champion

The programme is ‘Investing in Volunteers’ accredited, promotes best practice volunteering and provides opportunities to learn new skills, build confidence, develop social networks and well-being; as well as empower a wide and diverse group of visitors to get the most from the Park. 

Our Park Champions, with their enthusiasm, dedication and knowledge have continued the spirit of the 2012 Games Makers.

In 2019 volunteers gave up over 17,700 hours of their time creating £2,511,000 of value through subjective wellbeing across the programme in seven main roles supporting all aspects of the Park’s day to day life. 

 This included:

  • Supporting events
  • Helping look after the wildlife, parklands and gardens on the Park
  • Providing information and help to Park visitors, including delivering the Park’s Customer and Mobility Services
  • Supporting the venues
  • Guiding visitors

Corporate Volunteering

Corporate Volunteering gives an opportunity to provide fun, rewarding and meaningful experiences to businesses who want to make a difference in the Park and East London.

Our Parklife has developed Corporate Volunteering opportunities on the Park, with the assistance of idverde, to help further engage businesses in the Park.

Since 2017, we have seen a significant increase in the number of businesses volunteering on the Park, welcoming over 260 volunteers from 10 different businesses, and we hope this continues in the future.

Benefits of volunteering with us at the Park:

  • Team building
  • Direct investment in Park and ‘Legacy Projects’
  • Opportunities to tailor tasks to group needs, company campaign days or staff skills
  • Quantifiable social and environmental value resulting from activities

Businesses who we’ve worked with

Greenspace Volunteering

We work with local communities to connect them to the Park through a number of environmental, greenspace and conservation volunteering activities. We are excited to launch a new project that will provide local groups with a chance to get involved in a number of opportunities on the Park from Spring 2021. 

The aim of this project will be to  understand from local groups and communities what they want to get involved in and how the Park can provide opportunities for learning, connecting with the outdoors and food growing. We want to hear from you if you’re a local resident, teacher, community leader or simply interested in learning more about environmental volunteering opportunities and joining our activities on the Park. 

Book volunteers for your event

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s Park Champions are continuing the volunteer legacy of the 2012 Games and provide excellent support for events taking place at the Park.

With a wealth of local knowledge, Park experience and welcoming enthusiasm, the Park Champions will provide a fantastic addition to the visitor experience and smooth running of your event. In addition, the Park Mobility Service ensures that the access needs of your customers are also met.