Event Support Team

Are you passionate about London’s waterways? Would you like to assist Thames21 in running events to clean-up or enhance these special areas of open space?

If so you might be interested in joining our Event Support Team.  

Each year Thames21 engages about 7,000 volunteers in popular activities on London’s waterways. To ensure the safety of our volunteers we always have at least two people leading our events. Members of our Event Support Team act as the second event leader and work alongside a member of Thames21 staff to assist in leading volunteers.

To become an EST you will need to have completed our Leading a Waterway Clean-up course.

If you would like to find out more about training provided by Thames21 please sign up to our regular training bulletin. Approximately once a month you will be sent information about the latest courses happening across London and how to book.

Sign up to the Thames21 Training Bulletin

We train EST members who are paid for their time, and given the opportunity to support a wide variety of our work. ESTs are key to expanding the capacity of Thames21’s work – we couldn’t make as great an impact without them.

In return, we aim to provide equal rewards for those involved. Our volunteers gain invaluable experience in volunteer management and event delivery, as well as specific training. No two days are the same – one week you may be working with a large corporate group on the Thames foreshore, the next week you might find yourself at a community event in a park along a Thames tributary.

If you would be interested in finding our more about our Event Support Team and helping Thames21 in the delivery of its activities please contact Chris Coode.