The Royal Parks has decided to suspend all volunteering, in light of the Prime Minister's advice to avoid all "non-essential contact". We understand that this is very disappointing, but believe it is best for health and safety. We will continue to review new information and guidance throughout the coming weeks and will resume the programme as soon as we are able. Please contact the Volunteer Team if you'd like any more information.
Volunteer with us
Volunteering helps people connect with each other, with the wider community and perhaps most importantly the work of volunteers helps make our parks and open spaces even better.
Volunteers support our work in many ways, from managing habitats and surveying wildlife to recording heritage, leading walks and inspiring school children.
As a volunteer you have the chance to get involved with your local community, meet new people, develop your skills and learn more about the eight amazing Royal Parks.
We value all our volunteers and have recently developed a new Volunteering Strategy (2018-21) which outlines our commitment. This is an exciting time to be part of The Royal Parks and in return for your time we will offer a high quality, impactful and memorable volunteering experience! You can also read our current Volunteer Policy for more detailed information about volunteering.
We would love to welcome you to volunteer with us. You can see the range of roles we offer below and then take a look at our current opportunites to see which ones have vacancies.
Learning and Engagement
Our learning and engagement volunteers inspire thousands of visitors to our parks every year. They support school groups and help to lead walks, talks and other engagement activities.
We are always looking for an extra pair of hands to help us care for our gardens and allotments. Tasks are varied but may include planting, weeding, watering and generally keeping the site in tip top condition!
Wildlife and Conservation
Volunteers are vital in surveying the wide range of wildlife that call The Royal Parks home. We also rely on the support of volunteers to help manage habitats for conservation, such as maintaining woodland and planting wildflower meadows.
With a history spanning over 500 years the parks, and the monuments within them, are an important part of London’s heritage. Volunteering opportunities may include research projects or leading walks and talks.
Want to get involved? Take a look at our current opportunities to find out more.
We also offer a wide range of corporate volunteering activities to help keep the Royal Parks beautiful and bursting with life!
Get in touch
If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Team via firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online enquiry form.