Volunteering

Corporate and community partnerships are vital to our development and success. They have already played a key role in opening up the lower Lea River for leisure and learning, restoration of our community boat and development of our award winning gardens. We have opportunities across a number of projects on our site that will give your group a satisfying and rewarding day of activity. We want to ensure that everyone feels comfortable with what they are doing.

To find out more, book a date or to discuss your requirements please contact our Engagement Team by emailing [email protected] or calling 020 7473 0429 for a chat.

You can also print our brochure about corporate volunteering & check out our regular volunteering activities!

WHY VOLUNTEER AND WHO BENEFITS?

  • Individuals gain new learning about Newham’s rich industrial heritage and develop skills, opportunities and networks
  • Cody Dock and our charity (GDP) develop relationships as well as site improvements for all to enjoy. Businesses have increased visibility and social capital in the community
  • Increased staff morale, skills, motivation, commitment, performance and a fresh perspectives to bring to the workplace
  • Stronger relationships with partner companies when joining forces for a joint volunteering venture
  • Volunteers get to see their contribution to positive change and importantly being part of something that leaves behind an East London Legacy

Head to the bottom of the page to find out other ways your organisation can help Cody Dock thrive!

On the day

  • On a typical day: there is construction and maintenance work, environmental and conservation activities, gardening and site preparation.
  • Tasks: are all fully risk assessed and supervised and are suitable for all levels of ability.
  • Group size: 10 to 40 people. Please enquire about your group requirements.
  • Costs: £40 per head, this includes materials, equipment, PPE (gloves, etc), project planning, site visits, risk assessment and supervision throughout the day.
  • Refreshments: free, unlimited tea, coffee and water. Optional home-cooked, healthy lunch (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free) from our on-site Cody Dock Café. Bar available where everyone can relax together after a day of satisfying work.

FEEDBACK

“It was my first experience of a project like this and I was wowed by the enthusiasm and knowledge imparted by staff. I enjoyed being outside doing something that will benefit the area.”

“Whilst monetary donations are great for these sorts of community projects, the real benefit for us was working together as a team to achieve something for our local community. We really felt that we were making a difference and we even learnt a few new skills along the way! All in all, a great opportunity to be involved in something that will be of fantastic benefit for the wider community.”

“Working as a team with colleagues and feeling that I was contributing to the community. It was all helped by being supported by such a friendly team at Cody Dock.”

Funding & Partnerships


As we continue to make strides in regenerating the site for the local and wider community so the need for greater support increases to keep us on track. With any partnership we aim to deliver clear business benefits for them while also getting the support we need to deliver day-to-day community service and complete our more ambitious objectives. There are lots of ways your organisation can support us!

Your organisation could: place us as charity of the year; form strategic partnerships; provide gifts in kind; direct funding; and sponsor events! To find out more about these and how to get involved contact [email protected]


Professional Support


Help us by offering skills and expertise, as a small organisation we often need that bit of extra help with some of our core administration, accounting, and digital media!

You can get in touch with [email protected] to offer us any professional support – let us know your skills and provide a helping hand a great way to join the team for a short while or build up volunteer hours remotely!


Team Away Days & Events!


Our site is a great space to bring your team for an away day! Perhaps you want to get your department away from their desks for a conference, provide workshops and training in a different environment or simply their celebrate successes! We offer a variety of spaces for hire and can often provide equipment that can support your event or workshop, we also have our wonderful Riverside Café that can cater for events and take lunch time bookings!

Find out more about our venue spaces and contact [email protected] to find out more about what we can offer!