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Team London

The Mayor’s volunteering programme for London, Team London makes it quick and easy for Londoners to give their time, find volunteering opportunities and do great things for their city.

Whether it’s cleaning up the environment or volunteering at one of the capital’s great events, Team London mobilises the community spirit and enthusiasm of Londoners to make a difference.

Building on all the work that is already taking place in the capital, Team London focuses efforts on areas where volunteers can make the biggest impact. These priority areas are:

Making London a better place to live - making the capital greener and cleaner, increasing healthy living, strengthening your local community, and getting involved in cultural and sporting events across the capital.

Increasing opportunities for young people - giving young people the chance to gain experience and skills.

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 9 July 2019

National Park City Festival runs from 19-28 July and will mark London becoming a National Park City. The free festival will celebrate London’s green spaces, wildlife, green rooftops and waterways, and aims to help a wide range of Londoners discover new environmental, cultural, sporting and community activities.

As a National Park City Champion, you will be the enthusiastic, welcoming face of the festival who will help audiences find out what’s on, where, and to help make sure they have an incredible experience!

Role Aim: 

National Park City Festival runs from 19-28 July 2019 and will mark London becoming a National Park City. The free festival will celebrate London’s green spaces, wildlife, green rooftops and waterways, and aims to help a wide range of Londoners discover new environmental, cultural, sporting and community activities. Team London are searching for volunteers to be National Park City Festival Champions and National Park City Festival Team Leaders.

Duties: 

As a National Park City Champion (NPCC), you will be the enthusiastic, welcoming face of the festival.

NPCC Volunteer roles will include:

• Help audiences find out what’s on, where, and to help make sure they have an incredible experience

• Conduct surveys to find out more about their experience on the day

• Hand out festival programmes and promotional materials

We will also be looking for National Park City Volunteer Team Leader’s for each shift.

Role descriptions for both roles are available on the Team London portal (see application details).

Skills needed: 

Willingness and ability to deliver excellent customer service

• Ability to use a tablet and tablet technology

• Interest in helping make London greener, heathier and wilder

• Interest in supporting social and cultural change

• Self-motivated and proactive

• Ability to work as part of a team

• Good spoken English communication as well as the ability to listen to others

• Additional languages are welcomed

Training: 

A 2 hour briefing will be held on 11th July (2.5 hours for Team Leaders) where you will learn more about your role, meet other volunteers and get your t-shirt for the event.

You will receive a shift brief at the start of each shift.

Location: 
Various locations across London including the National Theatre, Granary Square in Kings Cross and Epping Forest – see Team London Volunteer portal for more details
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
National Park City Stage, National Theatre, SE1 9PX 19th July: 18:00 – 23:15 20th July: 11:30 – 17:30 and/or 17:00 – 23:15 21st July: 12:30 – 17:30 National Park Wildlife Exhibition, Kings Cross, N1C 4AA 20th–28th July: 09:45 – 15:15 and/or 14:45 – 20:15 National Park City Forest, Epping Forest, IG10 20th – 28th July – SHIFTS TBC National Park City Splash, Various Locations 27th – 28th July – LOCATIONS & SHIFTS TBC

Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here