A celebration of volunteering at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
ENGIE is a founding partner of Our Parklife, a joint venture and social enterprise, which aims to connect local people to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park through volunteering, training and employment opportunities. The Park Champion volunteer programme is delivered by Our Parklife on behalf of the London Legacy Development Corporation and enables people to participate in the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Last week, over 110 Park Champions and stakeholders joined the Our Parklife annual event at The Last Drop celebrating the contribution of the volunteers who have dedicated over 11,000 hours their time to the Park in the past year.
Volunteers participate in a range of services; providing information, welcoming guests, guiding them around the Park, delivering a mobility service, supporting events and conservation.
Gold, silver and bronze pin badges were awarded as a way of saying thank you to Park Champions for their enthusiasm, energy and dedication; bronze for 50 hours of volunteering, silver for 100 hours and gold for 150 hours.
Other awards included: Volunteer of the Year for Mark Orton who has already volunteered over 700 hours in 2017; Volunteer Group of the Year for the Community Guides; Partner of the Year for London Stadium 185; and Best Collboration for Tower Project.
Our Parklife was established in 2014 and continues to go from strength to strength as the Park and its communities develop and grow. This year, it was accredited for Investing in Volunteers (IiV) – the UK quality standard for best practice in Volunteer Management. The culmination of over a year of hard work to evidence the amazing contribution that Park Champions make on the Park and recognition of the rewarding, well managed, fun and dynamic programme.
Read more about the Park Champions annual celebration here.