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Cody Dock
One of London's most exciting creative spaces, Cody Dock provides a gateway to the Lea River Park and is home to a gallery, gardens, cafe & bar that make this the perfect pit stop for exploring The Line Sculpture trail and Lower Lea River.  We'd love to hear from any UCL students who'd like to volunteer with us.

Our new, ongoing project at Cody Dock! We will restore old rescue boats Frederick Kitchen & John Ryburn to use as a roof for our Heritage Pavilion

The pavilion will be constructed using those two mahogany lifeboats that were manufactured by the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding company.

One of the boats (Frederick Kitchen) is in remarkably good condition but has been stripped of all its metal features. The other (John Ryburn) is in very bad condition but has retained all the original brass and iron features. The Frederick Kitchen lifeboat will be refurbished, incorporating features from the John Ryburn lifeboat, and will be used as a canopy on a purpose made structure that will be walled with glazed panels to ensure maximum visibility into and out of the pavilion. 






Tasks may involve:


Cleaning wood and metal parts

Cataloguing parts of the boat

Taking boat a part

Working with hand tools

Using a ladder to get in and out of the boat

Helping to set up a workshop


Who will the volunteers be working with?
Tom, our Boat Restoration Lead
No experience required, we will provide training and supervision

Time commitment

Session will take place every Monday- Thursday 10am-3pm
Application deadline

This organisation is one of our community partner organisations.

Like all volunteer recruiters we work with, they have signed up to our service standards, agreeing to abide by our policy on partnership working to keep you safe and supported whilst you volunteer.

You’ll never be out of pocket for volunteering through us – with in-London travel expenses to and from your volunteering guaranteed.

In addition, the team here at Students’ Union UCL Volunteering Service is here to support you throughout your volunteering journey – you can get in touch with us at any time.