Nature - Heritage - Volunteering - Events

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park welcomes over 3,000 volunteers a year. Come and be a part of it! You can volunteer in the park every Tuesday or first Sunday of the month, take part in monitoring the plants and animals, record historical data, get involved in our open days and events, help the committee and Trustees who run the park, or take part in training. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park has lots of opportunities to be outside, taking part in conservation and meeting new people. If you would like your to volunteer as a company, please our page on Corporate Volunteering.


You’ll find below a list of regular opportunities to get involved. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Weekly Nature Conservation Volunteering
Every Tuesday - 9.30am to 4pm

The Park needs constant care and every Tuesday volunteers are welcome to drop in for all or part of the day, to help us carry out important tasks. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is a Local Nature Reserve and a great place to get involved in helping us care for the wildlife and plant life of the park.


We supply tea, coffee, all tools and equipment. Please wear clothes which you don't mind getting dirty (Trousers, no shorts or leggings!), study shoes (no heels or slip ons), and bring a packed lunch. If you are coming to volunteer with us for the first time, please do get in contact with us, so we know to expect you. 


If you are looking to volunteer as part of a corporate group, please visit our Corporate Volunteering page.

Monthly Nature Conservation Volunteering
First Sunday of each month 10am to 4pm

On the first Sunday of every month join the Friends in caring for and developing Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Projects are seasonal so each month we have a different project.  Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is a Local Nature Reserve and a great place to get involved in helping us care for the wildlife and plant life of the park.


We supply tea, coffee, all tools and equipment. Please wear clothes which you don't mind getting dirty, including full length trousers, study shoes, and bring a packed lunch. If you are coming to volunteer with us for the first time, please do get in contact with us, so we know to expect you. 

Monthly Heritage Volunteering
Every Second Sunday - 2pm to 4pm

On the second Sunday of every month, THCP welcomes the East London Historical Society. They record the monuments as part of an ongoing project to record the history of the cemetery park and research the stories of the people buried here.  You are welcome to join in, helping to preserve the history of the park and you have the chance to learn about the park’s history and some of its more infamous residents!


Meet at the Soanes Centre, E3 4PX.


If you would like to get in contact with our heritage volunteers please email them on heritage@fothcp.org

Volunteer at events

Every year THCP hosts regular open days and events (around 170 a year!) If you would be interested in helping out, please get in touch. We are always looking for people who can:


  • Help us plan and organise these events
  • Be a steward
  • Man the refreshment tent and information desk
  • First Aid provision
  • Face painting for kids (and maybe some adults too!)

Please contact us for further information and let us know how you would like to help. 

                 THCP Trustees and Committee

As a charity with limited resources, we find ourselves, at times, short of the right kind of expertise to help make Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park the best that it can be. Can you help? If you have lots of enthusiasm and have some skilled knowledge of corporate governance, business planning, finance or HR, your contribution could be invaluable. You don’t have to be a biologist, ecologist, historian or City professional (though they are all welcome too!) to help us run our Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee, by providing insight and strategic thinking to running the administration. 


Please contact us for further information and tell us about your background and what you would be interested in.

Biodiversity Monitoring

Would you like to get involved in monitoring plants and animals to help conserve them? Maybe you want to improve your skills in identifying species? Or do you have a particular expertise you could contribute?  We are especially looking for help with regular Butterfly transects from April to September.  Please contact us for more information.


We contribute our records to the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme and the London Natural History Society, and we are a key partner in Tower Habitats the biodiversity partnership for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.


If you are looking for conservation volunteering opportunities around the UK,  environmentjob.co.uk has a wide variety of opportunities.