Who we are:
The Alexandra Palace and Park Charitable Trust (APPCT) is a statutory charity set up by the London Borough of Haringey to run Alexandra Palace and Park. Alexandra Palace is located in a Conservation Area. The Palace is Grade II listed with English Heritage and the Park is on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens.
Why we need your help:
The Park is a wonderful asset for the community and we wish to maintain it for continued public enjoyment and health benefits. Caring for and maintaining 196 acres of park-land takes a lot of work so we are looking for a dedicated team of volunteers to assist us with a wide variety of Park-based tasks.
What we can offer you:
While volunteering is unpaid, there are a number of benefits our volunteers gain from their time with us:
Opportunities to develop skills and expertise within the horticultural sector
Gaining valuable work experience and new skills
Enjoyment in doing something you like while meeting new, like-minded people
Helping to keep a part of our heritage for future generations
Contributing to the local community by helping in the work of the Park and Palace Charitable Trust
On-going training related to these roles
Additional opportunities to become involved with other organizations within APPCT including The Conservation Volunteers, The Friends of Alexandra Park and Parkrun
Applicants are considered on their merits and regarded equally
We will induct and train you to carry out the role
For relevant roles, we will apply for a Disclosure Barring Service check – having a criminal record isn’t a barrier to volunteering, this is simply to protect children/vulnerable people we work with
We will cover travel expenses to a maximum daily limit of a Zone 1-6 off peak travel card (£8.90)
Food vouchers of £5 will be provided to those who volunteer over 4 hours on a given day and may be used in the Bar & Kitchen or the Ice Café
This role description is intended as an indicator of general areas of activity and will be amended with any changing needs of Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust. It is expected that the volunteer will be flexible, using this document as a framework
To apply, please provide:
Your CV (if you have one)
A completed Volunteer Expression of Interest Form
A brief email/cover letter which explains why you are interested in this role and any relevant experience you have
Please email these documents, with the subject header Park Volunteer to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we cannot accept incomplete applications.
Volunteers successfully recruited to the role are required to provide a reference from someone who has known you for at least 2 years in an educational, professional or supportive capacity. We are happy to discuss alternative references if required.
Alexandra Park, Alexandra Way, Wood Green, London, N22 7AY
Suggested Tasks and Activities
We are looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers to assist us with any of the following:
We are looking for volunteers to commit at least one day per week, on any day of the week, ideally for a minimum of 3 months. Initial training and orientation will be available Monday to Friday with our Park Manager.
Park Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Skills and Experience
06 June 2014 at 5pm