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About the organisation

City of London Open Spaces

The City of London manages almost 4,500 hectares of natural open space for public recreation and health. Our green spaces, most of which are charitable trusts, are run at little cost to the communities that they serve. Our spaces in and beyond the City of London have over 23 million visits each year.

Are you passionate about learning and nature? Our Learning Programmes enable children to explore the curriculum in the beautiful outdoor setting of Hampstead Heath, Epping Forest and West Ham Park. Our Learning Team has developed a tool kit to evaluate and monitor children’s experiences. We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to put this tool kit into action.

Role Aim: 

The City of London Corporation’s Open Space Department has developed a tool kit to evaluate and monitor the Open Space learning programmes.

The Learning team need an enthusiastic volunteer to put this tool kit into action and to help evaluating children’s learning experiences.


Support the Learning Team in conducting and recording evaluation activities:

• Observe and record evaluation activities for an in-depth exploration of children’s learning experiences of the ‘Green Spaces Programmes’

• Use set of shared indicators to record levels of engagement across ‘Learning team’ five impacts areas.

• Use an agreed set of question to analyse children’s drawings and interviews.

Skills needed: 

• Enthusiastic and confident in interacting with children

• Able to work in a team of staff and volunteers

• Comfortable being outdoors

• Interested in developing skills in education and evaluation techniques

• Communication (verbal and non-verbal), team work, creativity, reflection.


Safe guarding training


Introduction to the learning evaluation tool kit

Hampstead Heath, West Ham Park, Epping Forrest
Time commitment: 
At least one day per week
Opening times: 
Schools make bookings on a rolling basis across the 3 sites and volunteers are informed of these dates and asked to attend when they can. There will usually be at least one session per week to support.