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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.

Get ready for a day of fun, exploration, and community spirit at Cody Dock SummerTide! We're thrilled to invite you to this vibrant event on Saturday, June 1st, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Unwind and Explore:

  • Capture the Beauty: Immerse yourself in the Your River Lea photographic exhibition, showcasing the stunning landscapes of the Lea River.
  • Discover Hidden Gems: Take a guided tour of Cody Dock's Barn, our new multi-use arts venue, and marvel at the beautiful timber-framed Growing Space.
  • Learn and Create: Participate in our engaging workshops throughout the afternoon. Try your hand at candle rolling, seed packet making, create a Cody Dock family map, and more!
  • Unleash Your Inner Child: Witness the rolling of our multi-award-winning Cody Dock Rolling Bridge and enjoy delicious homemade food and locally produced ales at the Riverside Cafe & Bar.

Fun for All Ages:

  • Unearth the Poetry within: Join us for the exciting announcement of the winners of the River of Hope schools poetry competition.
  • Embrace Adventure: Take a mini beast safari and explore the wonders of the natural world around you.
  • Let the Music Flow: Throughout the day, groove to the lively tunes of the Flotsam Sessions
  • Relax and Recharge: Take a leisurely stroll with our walks and tours, or unwind with DJ Badly Wired at the Hot Tub Stage.

Join the SummerTide Crew!
We're seeking enthusiastic volunteers to fill a variety of roles throughout the day. Here's how you can contribute:

  • Be a SummerTide Steward: Welcome guests, ensure a smooth flow of events, and answer any questions they might have.
  • Help Our Plant Sale Bloom: Assist with setting up, running, and packing down our plant sale, sharing your passion for greenery.
  • Spread the Bakery Buzz: Keep our bakery stall running smoothly, ensuring everyone gets their delicious treat.
  • Information Booth Guru: Share your knowledge of Cody Dock and answer questions at our information stall.
  • Workshop Whiz: Lend a hand with our engaging workshops, helping participants unleash their creativity.
  • Set-up & Clean-up Crew: Your assistance before and after the event will be invaluable in creating a seamless experience.
Julia (Event Manager) and David (Event Manager Assistant) will be your friendly guides throughout the day. They'll meet you before your shift for a quick induction and answer any questions you might have about the available roles.

Time commitment

We offer two convenient volunteer shifts:
• Morning Shift (11:00 am - 3:00 pm): Enjoy a delicious lunch on us!
• Afternoon Shift (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm): Stay hydrated with a refreshing drink provided by Cody Dock.
• Full Day Shift (11:00 am - 5:00 pm): Get the best of both worlds - lunch and a drink!

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.