Event Support Contractors

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. This role is known as an Event Support Contractor (ESC).

To become an ESC, you will need to have completed our Leading Action for Healthy Rivers course.

If you would like to find out more about training provided by Thames21 please sign up to our training bulletin.

Once you have signed an agreement with us, we will subscribe you to our ESC mailing list and approximately once a month you will be sent information about the next month’s job opportunities.

We train ESC members who are paid for their time, and given the opportunity to support a wide variety of our work. ESCs 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.

You can read about Jeff Dent’s & Samantha Dhedhi’s experiences of working as an ESC.

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.