Get skills in nature conservation and gardening, meet like-minded people, record history, or help us run the charity. If you would like your company employees to volunteer as part of your CSR programme, go to the corporate volunteering page.

Nature conservation volunteering

Want to get involved in helping us care for the wildlife and plant life of the park, and learn some gardening skills? Book a place on Ticket Tailor. Please read the details in the event description, and contact us if you have any other questions.

We supply all tools and equipment. Bring food and drinks, and your own gloves if you have them. Please wear suitable outdoor clothes, full-length trousers (no shorts!) and sturdy shoes.

Board of Trustees

Help us make Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park the best that it can be! If you have enthusiasm, knowledge or life experience your contribution could be invaluable. You don’t have to be a biologist, ecologist, historian or City professional.

We are not looking for trustees at the moment (Nov 2021). However we may occasionally need skilled volunteers. Please contact us for further information and tell us about your background and what you would be interested in.

Monthly Heritage Volunteering

We record the monuments as part of an ongoing project to record the history of the Cemetery Park, and research the stories of the people buried here. Help us and learn about the park’s history and some of its more infamous residents! It normally takes place on the second Sunday of every month, 2pm-4pm. Current meetings are online.

Please email

Biodiversity monitoring

You could be one of our independent volunteers who monitor our plants and animals! We’d love to run a volunteering group but we don’t have staff capacity at the moment (Nov 2021).

We already have people monitoring butterflies, spiders, beetles, and bees. They submit their records to recording schemes, and share them with us. If you’re happy to work on your own, and know how to monitor (or are willing to find your own training), do contact us. We’re keen to find people interested in moths (we have a moth trap), plants (including mosses and lichens), fungi, birds, mammals, and any invertebrates.

Monitoring can be super simple, or very comprehensive! You could study the behaviour of just one species, or do a mark-release-recapture snail study.

You can find our species lists here.