Green Team Corporate Workdays

Environment and animals | Gardening | Local conservation | Parks | People and communities

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Location: Waterloo Millennium Green, Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AA (see map)

Travel: London Waterloo station. Baylis Road / Lower Marsh bus stop.

Start date: 18/09/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • Helping housing estate residents beautify their communal gardens by planting flowers and shrubs, fixing raised beds or building compost heaps.
  • Gardening, clearing out the pond, varnishing benches and railings or planting bulbs in our beautiful, award winning Victorian Red Cross Garden.
  • Planting, weeding, mulching and litter picking as part of our master plan at Waterloo Millennium Green. A stone’s throw from Waterloo Station, this park is an oasis away from the urban bustle.
  • Brightening up Bankside's streets and helping birds, bees and butterflies by working on our roadside planters.

What impact will this have?

  • Our Green Team Corporate Workday groups are invaluable to us in helping to maintain our parks and gardens throughout Southwark and Lambeth.
  • Thanks to our volunteers and workday teams four of our parks have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as being some of the very best open spaces in the world (Red Cross Garden, Tate Community Garden, Waterloo Millennium Green and Mint Street Park, managed and maintained by BOST on behalf of the London Borough of Southwark).
  • Thousands of people enjoy our open spaces every day. Residents, visitors and workers appreciate much needed valuable green space in the urban environment.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Join us for a fun and active gardening session suited to all skills and fitness levels with fill risk assessment, insurance cover and all equipment and materials provided. We will provide quotes about the work done and photos for your CSR reports as well as promotion via our social media channels.
  • Get your team away from their desks, boosting feel good endorphins and enhancing team bonds and morale. Encourage your team to take on new challenges, develop new skills, confidence and a sense of achievement. Engage visibly with the local community and demonstrate your CSR values to employees, clients, customers and suppliers. Improve your environmental credentials by doing something truly beneficial for urban green spaces.

What else do I need to know?

  • The cost of a Green Team workday is related to session length and number of participants. A full day is around £50 per head for up to 12 people. Groups of up to 24, half days and shorter well being sessions can be accommodated. Please contact us for a full quote.

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Charity
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Practical
  • Gardening
  • No previous gardening experience needed - just enthusiasm to get stuck in!
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Practical
  • Conservation
  • Gardening
  • Outdoor work

Training

  • All participants will be sent an information sheet prior to the workday along with a risk assessment. The session will start with a full Health and Safety briefing and support given throughout by our qualified and experienced staff.

Location

Waterloo Millennium Green, Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AA

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