Last year, Park Champions volunteered for more than 17,000 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. 

Our Park Champions programme offers a range of diverse, meaningful and exciting opportunities where volunteers can improve skills, confidence, wellbeing and earning potential as well as give something back to the community. 

Our Park Champions cover the following roles:

  • Events
  • Conservation and Gardening
  • Customer and Mobility Service
  • Tour guides 

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 [email protected]


You may also be interested in other local volunteer opportunities with our partners:

  • 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.

    You can read more about the Event Volunteer role here.

  • 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.

    Click on the job titles below to find out more about the Customer and Mobility Service roles:

  • 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. 

    You can find out more about the Group Conservation Volunteer role here.

  • 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 -
    Events Assistant Volunteer -
    Community Liaison volunteer -

  • There is an exciting opportunity to become a Community Guide volunteer on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    This comes as a natural development of our incredibly successful Park Mobility Service and Customer services provided to visitors from the Information Point and will allow Park Champions to share their passion, enthusiasm and knowledge of the Park with visitors. 

    You can read more about the Community Guide role here

  • Education Visit Support Volunteer 

    We are looking for people who are really passionate about the Park. Whether an existing volunteer or a local resident, we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with a professional attitude to assist schools during their visits to the Park.

    Some previous experience on the Park, as a team leader or in a community guide role would be advantageous but not essential – as long as you’re friendly and enjoy sharing your passion for the Park, we would love to hear from you.

    Roles can include:

    • Delivering the Energy & Sustainability education visit (for community guides only)
    • Delivering a tour of the Park (for community guides only)
    • Chaperoning students from their school to the Park and return
    • Assisting Our Parklife’s staff with the delivery of an education visit


    For more information, please contact [email protected]