Our volunteering days are back! You need to book in advance here, and they’re a bit shorter – 11am-3pm.

For the latest updates on volunteering, please check the Covid-19 safety page.

Get skills in nature conservation and gardening, meet like-minded people, take part in monitoring the plants and animals, record historical data, get involved in our open days and events, or join the Board of Trustees. If you would like your company employees to volunteer as part of your CSR programme, go to the corporate volunteering page.

Weekly nature conservation volunteering
Tuesdays 9.30am-4pm

Check the Covid-19 safety page to check whether the Tuesday volunteering session is running at the moment.

Want to get involved in helping us care for the wildlife and plant life of the park, and learn some gardening skills? Our work is seasonal so we do different tasks each time.

We supply tea, coffee, all tools and equipment. Bring a packed lunch. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, including full length trousers (no shorts!) and sturdy shoes.

If you are coming to volunteer with us for the first time, please do get in contact with us.

If you are looking to volunteer as part of a corporate group, please visit our Corporate Volunteering page.

Monthly nature conservation volunteering
First Sunday of the month 10am-4pm

Check the Covid-19 safety page to check whether the Sunday volunteering session is running at the moment.

Want to get involved in helping us care for the wildlife and plant life of the park, and learn some gardening skills? Our work is seasonal so we do different tasks each time.

We supply tea, coffee, all tools and equipment. Bring a packed lunch. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, including full length trousers (no shorts!) and sturdy shoes.

If you are coming to volunteer with us for the first time, please do get in contact with us.

Monthly Heritage Volunteering
second Sunday 2pm-4pm

On the second Sunday of every month we welcome the East London Historical Society. They 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. You are welcome to join in, helping to preserve the history of the park and you have the chance to learn about the park’s history and some of its more infamous residents!

Meet at the Soanes Centre, E3 4PX.

If you would like to get in contact with our heritage volunteers please email them on heritage@fothcp.org

Volunteer at events

Every year we hosts regular open days and events (around 170 a year!). If you would be interested in helping out, please get in touch. We are always looking for people who can:

  • Help us plan and organise these events
  • Be a steward
  • Man the refreshment tent and information desk
  • First Aid provision
  • Face painting for kids (and maybe some adults too!)

Please contact us for further information and let us know how you would like to help.

Board of Trustees

As a charity with limited resources, we find ourselves, at times, short of the right kind of expertise to help make Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park the best that it can be. Can you help? If you have lots of enthusiasm and have some skilled knowledge of corporate governance, business planning, finance or HR, your contribution could be invaluable. You don’t have to be a biologist, ecologist, historian or City professional (though they are all welcome too!) to help us run our Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee, by providing insight and strategic thinking to running the administration.

Please contact us for further information and tell us about your background and what you would be interested in.

Biodiversity Monitoring

Would you like to get involved in monitoring plants and animals to help conserve them? Maybe you want to improve your skills in identifying species? Or do you have a particular expertise you could contribute? We are especially looking for help with regular Butterfly transects from April to September. Please contact us for more information.

We contribute our records to the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme and the London Natural History Society, and we are a key partner in Tower Habitats, the biodiversity partnership for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.