Education volunteering

The Isis Education Centre at The LookOut, Hyde Park is run by the Royal Parks Foundation, the charity that helps support London’s eight amazing Royal Parks.

The centre provides outdoor learning opportunities for primary and secondary school children, school holiday activities, family learning and guided walks forVolunteer with walkers on a guided spring walk adults in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Situated in an acre of fenced grounds in the centre of Hyde Park, we offer an oasis of calm in the heart of London and aim to foster a love of nature and respect for the environment.

We are currently looking for volunteers to join our existing group of education volunteers as we prepare for the busy spring and summer school terms ahead. The education volunteers carry out a range of interesting activities, contributing to the smooth-running and effectiveness of both school sessions and more informal learning opportunities such as bat and bird box making.


No previous teaching experience is required, although some experience of working with children is an advantage. Energy and enthusiasm for the natural world are more important. As you will be working with children, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check is required and will be undertaken on application. Volunteers must be willing to adhere to Health & Safety and Child Safeguarding guidelines at all times. We regret that we are unable to take volunteers under the age of 16.


Children pond dipping at a Discovery Day at the Isis Education CentreWe are grateful for whatever time you can give whether it is a few hours a month or two days a week. School sessions run from 1000-1200 and 1300-1500. A full volunteer day runs from 0930 to about 1600 with a break for lunch, but some volunteers prefer to help for half a day.

Dave was one of our fantastic volunteers. He generously gave his time to share his love of wildlife and the Parks at the Isis Education Centre, at The LookOut, Hyde Park. Watch the video to see what he thought of this new eco-friendly education centre and the difference volunteering made to his life.

Watch the video

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