Want to meet up with your colleagues, but the office isn’t an option yet? Come outdoors! We are well equipped to keep your team socially distanced and feeling safe.

Team volunteer days with the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park get you out of the office and into the outdoors for fun and meaningful activities. We offer flexible corporate volunteering days to suit organisations of all sizes and help to deliver your corporate social responsibility (CSR) needs. We’ll work with you to develop a day that perfectly meets your team’s requirements.

Because of Covid we’re flexible in our offer – we can host shorter volunteering days than usual, give guided walks about foraging or history, and are happy to work with you to find something that suits your current needs. Our Covid safety policy and risk assessment is here.

Interested?

To find out more or book, please contact Suzanna on suzanna.maas@fothcp.org or email contact@fothcp.org. Please state the size of your group (ideally minimum 6-10, maximum 100) and the date (roughly) you’d like to visit. We usually only host groups from Tuesday to Friday.

We prioritise bookings from organisations that are able to pay. We normally ask for a donation of £30 minimum per person, but we’re happy to negotiate if necessary, or discuss alternative options (e.g. fundraising, or donating an hour’s wages). As you can imagine, times have been tough regarding the charity’s income from company volunteering, and this income is vital.

We would like to thank you for the effort and time you spent into making our community day efficient and fun. I have organised a number of days, and the time we spent with you was brilliant. I loved the way you told us all about the history of the Park before we started so that we got a true feeling of how we were helping to keep the history and the future of the park alive.

Steve, Barclays

What to expect

On a nature conservation day:
You’ll have a friendly member of staff with you all day. Your team will do seasonal tasks such as removing weeds, planting wildflowers and bulbs, felling and planting small trees, litter picking, and repairing paths. Physical tasks and being somewhere green boosts morale and gives a sense of achievement. As well as getting an excellent workout, corporate volunteers contribute to the important nature conservation work we do in the park which directly benefits wildlife and the local community.

On the day

We’re happy to discuss a schedule to suit your needs. This is what most groups choose:

  • 10:45 – Arrive
  • 11:00 – Introduction to the Cemetery Park and a tool safety talk
  • 11:20 – Start task
  • 13:00 – Lunch break (30 mins)
  • 14:45 – Finish the task
  • 15:00 – Leave

Further information

Please take a look at our Joining instructions for company volunteers [PDF] and our Code of conduct for visitors and volunteers [PDF].