Volunteer

Creekside Education Trust offers many opportunities for volunteers; we couldn’t do what we do without volunteer help.

Practical Team:

The grounds of Creekside Discovery Centre are managed almost entirely by volunteers. Over the last 10 years our volunteers have turned the grounds into an important and highly diverse site for London wildflowers through habitat management rather than planting. There are volunteer tasks to suit every ability such as cutting back vegetation, digging areas over, chopping wood for fires, litter picking and tidying up around the grounds. In addition there are building upkeep works so any skills in woodwork, painting or plumbing are welcome.We meet every Wednesday at the Centre, there is a morning team and an afternoon team – some do both! 

Low Tide Walks Team:

It is only the help of volunteers that make our famous low tide walks possible. Our longest standing volunteer, Stephen, has helped out at most walks since he started in 2009. The low tide walks allow us to show people what a unique and amazing place Deptford Creek is. Walks take place take every month of the year on either a Saturday or a Sunday, and run for 2-3 hours. We are only able to run our low tide walks because of a small band of volunteers who help make them work. Responsibilities include; setting up, meeting and greeting, equipping participants, helping on the walk, and tidying up afterwards.

Office Gurus:

Creekside Education Trust requires a lot of work behind the scenes to run effectively day to day, and make new projects possible. If you have skills in administration, data entry and management, fundraising, website maintenance, social media and publicity we would love to hear from you. Days and times of office volunteering are flexible; you can come for a one off week, commit to a regular volunteering day per week or month, or just provide your skills as and when required.  

Education Team:

Creekside Discovery Centre welcomes visiting primary school classes nearly every weekday during term time. Children investigate topics from the National Curriculum through outdoor discovery, including wading the river. Our education volunteers assist with setting up and clearing up resources and supporting Creekside staff by helping to supervise groups. Educational volunteers can build up to delivering elements of the programmes. Volunteering with our education team is a perfect opportunity for someone looking for a career in education or community work. These volunteering opportunities run on weekdays 9.30am – 3.30pm during term time according to availability. 

6 Week Summer Holiday Volunteer – Family Activities:

Over the summer holidays Creekside runs a series of family activities, ranging from bug hunting and crab catching to den building and fire lighting. Activities are planned and delivered by Creekside staff and we are looking for a volunteer to help facilitate the activities and assist with set up and clear up. This volunteering opportunity is for Wednesdays 9.30am – 1pm from 25th July – 29th August, with the potential for a few extra sessions. This is a great opportunity for someone who studies or works during term time and is interested in a career in community work or outdoor education.

Enquire about a Volunteering Opportunity

To enquire about any of our volunteering opportunities please complete the form below. Please note that volunteering opportunities are dependent upon availability and you will be required to fill in a more in-depth application form and complete a trial session.