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Open Space Redevelopment Project
AIMThe ultimate goal of our volunteering activity is to help in providing a temporary shelter for the homeless. In collaboration with Thames Reach, we will be working in one(or more) of their 3 sites of hotels in London by collaborating with Thames Reach.WHAT WE DO

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us turn one unused backyard at Thames Reach Hostels into a comfortable garden for residents to socialize and enjoy life.

Currently, Thames Reach Hostels have 4 sites with low-maintenance gardens. These spaces have a high potential to be redeveloped into cosy spaces for residents at Thames Reach hostels to walk around and enjoy their free time. Thames Reach hostels take care of residents who are homeless or vulnerable. We believe that having a comfortable garden will improve their living quality and make the hostel more cheerful and energetic.

Our goal is to clean up the weeds and turn the unused space into an organized, comfortable, and possibly functional garden. We have 500 pounds of budget for tools and plants, so we look toward your creative ideas to utilize what we have and make changes!

Cost: all travel cost is covered by UCL volunteering! Please see the guidance on how to claim expenses for terms and requirements.



- Attend our 1-hour online training provided by Thames Reach

- Engage in designing what to construct and build

- Follow safeguarding and safety principles

- Attend regular volunteering session

Who will the volunteers be working with?
Volunteers will be working with other UCL students to construct the gardens.
A 1-hour online training session provided by Thames Reach and UCL volunteering services

Time commitment

We expect volunteers to attend at least one gardening session per semester. The time for each session will be roughly from 12:00 p.m.-14:00 p.m. on Tuesday or Friday every week, but the exact time is adjusted according to volunteers' availability.
Application deadline

This is an opportunity offered by a Student-Led Volunteering Project. It is run by UCL students and supported and supervised by staff in Students' Union UCL Volunteering Service.