Volunteering in Hackney's parks and green spaces

 

Getting involved in your local green space is a great way to get out, get some exercise and meet new people. There's a whole range of projects taking place in Hackney's parks that you can get involved in, such as food-growing, physical activities, gardening, and nature sessions.

Regular opportunities

Abney Park

Every Thursday 10am - 2pm

Join us for our regular Thursday community volunteering days. Meet at the South Lodge by the gates on Stoke Newington High Street at 9.30am for a cup of tea and then join us in our work conserving and improving the landscape at Abney Park. Activities include:

  • gardening near the main entrance
  • building new paths out in the Park
  • clearing unwanted plants from front-row graves and sowing wild flower seed

We welcome everyone but please email volunteering@abneypark.org before volunteering for the first time.

Find out more about the wide range of volunteering opportunities at Abney Park, from gardening and helping at events to researching the people buried in the park, by emailing us. 

Allen's Gardens, Clissold Park and Springfield Park 

Get involved in organic growing with social enterprise, Growing Communities:

Please turn up at 10am the first time you come along.

Hackney Marshes

Volunteer sessions run by the Hackney Marshes user group at the tree nursery and edible forest garden. Activities include raising trees ad growing food using permaculture principles.

  • Tuesdays, 12 noon-3pm
  • Fridays, 10am-1pm
  • Saturdays, 10.30am-2pm

Robin Hood Community Garden 

Weekly gardening sessions and work days in the award winning Robin Hood Community Garden, Sundays, 11am-2pm from March.

Tree Musketeers

The Tree Musketeers are volunteers who plant, protect and help preserve trees in Hackney. They provide tree care and watering sessions as well as guided walks in a number of Hackney's parks.

Other opportunities

London Wildlife Trust

London Wildlife Trust is looking for practical wildlife volunteers, community outreach volunteers and a volunteer education assistant at the East Reservoir Community Garden in Hackney.

User groups

There are a number of active park user groups in Hackney. These groups contribute significantly to parks and green spaces in Hackney through the voluntary activity of members who feel strongly about the care and improvement of Hackney's green spaces. The Hackney parks forum acts as an umbrella body for these groups and works closely with the Council.

Corporate volunteering

We sometimes host corporate volunteering events in our parks. If you're interested in hosting one, please contact parks@hackney.gov.uk

Page updated: 22/11/2016 11:47:45

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