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Volunteering in Richmond

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We run projects every Wednesday and often on Thursdays with the odd extra days thrown in. Our day runs from 10 til 4 - though you can join and leave when you like.

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Is it for me? Who can volunteer?

No experience is necessary as all the projects are suitable for first time volunteers.

Projects are run by experienced leaders who as well as explaining how to safely use any hand tools required, will also teach you any necessary skills.You work at your own pace so don't worry if you're not super fit.

If you are under 18 you must come with someone who knows you and is over 18.

What stuff do I need?

You bring:

  • Clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • Sturdy footwear is good - though we have plenty of wellingtons you can borrow if you don't have any of those.
  • Packed lunch (we supply tea/coffee and biscuits) 

We supply:

  • Transport
  • Tools
  • Gloves
  • Tea, coffee, herbal tea, soft drinks, biscuits!

What would I do and where?

All sorts of things in all kind of places... depending on the time of year. So, you could be planting trees, hedge laying, pulling out invasive species, repairing benches, weeding and watering hedges - in sites like Crane Park, Sheen Common, Ham Common Woods.

When would I volunteer?

You're spoilt for choice, as we generally work every Wednesday, often every Thursday and occasional other days too. Check out the task programme or give us a ring in the office on 020 8607 9890 or ring/ text the mobile on 077646 55 667 . Leave a message if we don't answer and we'll get back to you. Or you can email on richmond@tcv.org.uk

We leave our pick up point by the bridge to Eel Pie Island on the Embankment in Twickenham at 10am. See the map below. We return to there by 5pm. Or you can make your own way to the site where we are working - we normally get there by 10.30am.

Pick up point

We pick up across the road from Eel Pie Island foot bridge on the Twickenham Emankment side!

We take a minibus out to each project, which leaves the pick up point by the footbridge to Eel Pie Island (the bridge is not shown on the Google Map below - but it is there - just come down to the river and you'll see it) on the Embankment in Twickenham at just before 10am.

By train: The office is 10 minutes walk from Twickenham train station.

By bus: we are a short walk from King Street in Twickenham - so look for buses to there.

By car: best avoided by car - parking is expensive (except on Sunday when it's free) - or you can go to the nearby Arragon Road multi storey car park

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