Volunteers are a big part of the ongoing success of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

Just as the Games Makers became a defining feature of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, our growing family of volunteers embody the spirit and energy of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

We refer to all our volunteers as Park Champions in recognition of the key role they play in helping to establish the Park.

Last year, Park Champions volunteered for more than 6,000 hours.  Whether on our exciting and diverse events programme, helping look after the Park's gardens and landscapes, or supporting our visitors on the Mobility Service, all Park Champions are a vital part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park team.  Going forward we envisage this team growing and developing even more, building on a strong sense of local ownership and pride.

We value a volunteer’s role in shaping the Park and as such, are designing diverse, meaningful and exciting opportunities which offer volunteers the chance to improve skills, confidence, wellbeing and earning potential. 

To support this we are investing in rigorous training and management structures to ensure as many people as possible have an opportunity to take part and feel they’ve had a fantastic experience.

For 2015 we are recruiting for the following roles:

  • Event volunteers
  • Customer and Mobility Service volunteers
  • Conservation and gardening volunteers
  • Sports and venue volunteers

Please note – all programmes may vary and all opportunities are subject to change.

To register for any of these roles please complete the registration form, ticking which roles you are interested in. Following this you will be contacted and given further information.

If you have any questions or need assistance or alternative formats to complete the registration form please contact us via volunteer@queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk 



  • Park Champions play a key role in supporting a range of Park events. 

    Everything from a large international sporting event to smaller local community activities, there’s plenty to get involved in! Roles will involve providing excellent customer care to visitors by offering support, enthusiasm, directions and local knowledge; essentially providing “eyes and ears” and a warm welcome, ensuring that the events and activities run smoothly. 

    Roles will be specific to each event but are likely to include: 

    Park Champion Event Support – You will receive training and the opportunity to participate in a number of prestigious Park events.

    Park Champion Event Team Leader – You will be responsible for managing a team of up to 15 volunteers and receive training and support for your role including: Becoming a Team Leader, Understanding Emotional Intelligence, First Aid.

  • Park Champions in this role are often the first to help and support visitors to the Park. They answer questions, help visitors plan their visit, offer information on the Park and what’s on as well as delivering the Park Mobility Service. This important service helps support visitors to the Park with mobility and/or visual impairments.

    Services provided include an accessible ‘golf’ buggy, sighted guides and hire of mobility equipment - in a similar fashion to existing Shop and Park mobility schemes operating around the country.

    You can read more about the Park Mobility Service here.

  • The Park Champion conservation programme invites people to use, explore, enjoy and learn more about this amazing space. You will be able to take part in group conservation tasks as well as get involved in a more tailored programme if you’re able to volunteer on a regular basis. Under the supervision of Park gardeners you will have the opportunity to learn new gardening and horticultural skills and hear about the exciting plans for the Park in 2015 and beyond.

    Group volunteering activities might include: woodland maintenance, tree and wildlife surveys and tending of the designed gardens.

    Group volunteering occurs twice a month in the spring, summer and autumn and once a month in the winter. They are generally held on the first Wednesday and third Saturday, but this can change depending on other Park wide activity. All changes are communicated well in advance. 

    Our Garden volunteers are recruited twice a year. The next interview round will be held in the spring. 

  • We are now recruiting for new volunteer opportunities working with GLL at the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre to promote sport and physical activity sessions at the venues. Role descriptions can be downloaded from the links below along with further information about the application process from GLL directly. 

    Recruitment is on-going.

    Community Sport Volunteer - https://www.glljobs.org/job/Community_Sports_Volunteer/105226
    Events Assistant Volunteer - https://www.glljobs.org/job/Events_Assistant_Volunteer/105224
    Community Liaison volunteer - https://www.glljobs.org/job/Community_Liaison_Volunteer/105225