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Summer Festival: One off event

We’re hosting a Summer Festival packed full of FREE family attractions and local wellbeing activities.

St Paul’s Way Trust School, Well One, Poplar HARCA, Rise 2 Shine (Population Health Team), Bromley by Bow Health, Apasen, Poplar Union and other local community organisations are working together to bring you this year’s wellbeing themed festival. Some of the great things to do are :

• Face painting
• Balloon modelling
• Bouncy Castles and Inflatables
• Give-It-A-Go Sports
• Crafting
• Local food stalls and vendors

• Free health checks
• Diabetes screening
• Vaccinations
• Social Prescribers
• Health advice
• Meet your local wellbeing activity providers

Date & Location: Various

  • Saturday 13th August – John McDougall Park, Westferry Road, E14 5TQ
  • Saturday 20th August – Bartlett Park, Poplar Union, 2 Cotall Street, E14 6TL
  • Saturday 25th August – Bromley by Bow Centre, St Leonards Street, E3 3BT
  • Saturday 3rd September – Locksley Community Centre, Dora Street E14 7TP
  • Saturday 10th September – Samuda Estate, Manchester Road, E14 3HB
  • Saturday 22nd September – Aberfeldy Community Centre, Aberfeldy St, E14 0NU
  • Saturday 24th September – Teviot Centre, 1 Wyvis Street E14 6QD

Hours: 10am – 5pm

*If you would like to volunteer for one event only, please state this on your application form or this can be discussed upon further communication.

Useful Contacts

Sadia Yasmin
Volunteering Officer
0777 941 6360

Description of tasks

  • Support staff with organising and setting up equipment
  • Greet and welcome all attendees attending
  • Support all the different activities and steward the grounds
  • Keep a watchful eye over attendees, specifically young children to make sure they are safe/not in the way of any harm
  • Maintain communication with staff to alert them of any disruptions
  • Help staff pack away after the event has ended
  • Adhere to Poplar HARCA’s Health & Safety guidelines when volunteering with us

Note: We reimburse lunch and travel expenses






  • Good communication skills
  • Fun, friendly and welcoming
  • Enjoy supporting a community come together
  • Punctual and able to organise their time effectively
  • Able to take direction and act upon them independently
  • Willing to get stuck in with whatever the day may bring

What we can offer:

  • A full induction, followed by the right training and ongoing support
  • The opportunity to gain experience within a community setting
  • A named supervisor who will give you regular feedback, allowing you to track your progress and work towards meeting your particular goals
  • Priority for any further training we have on offer
  • ‘Out of pocket’ travel and food expenses with proof of receipt
  • An honest reference regardless of how long you are with us
  • A supportive space to be in and a safe, artistic environment without discrimination
  • Invitations to volunteer social events
  • Access to other volunteering opportunities

Volunteer For This Role

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