Dukes Meadows Trust
Volunteer Chiswick: Dukes Meadows
Dukes Meadows Trust runs the Food Market and the play area on Dukes Meadows – open land beside the river, between Chiswick Bridge and Chiswick Pier. The Trust is an award-winning charity, which transformed the area from one which had become a derelict dumpling ground into a beautiful riverside park. Since 2000, the Trust has raised over £1 million towards creating play areas, planting hedgerows and wildflower meadows and an orchard to increase the biodiversity of the park. The Trust has established successful social enterprises which generate revenue to maintain the improvements made, and has been described as a ‘model of sustainability’.
Volunteers run the Trust themselves and help with managing the improvements. The more volunteers they can find, the better they can maintain the park, so they welcome anybody who wants to help. Dukes Meadows have regular volunteering days every other Sunday. You will be briefed on the tasks which need doing – for example weeding and maintenance of the hedgerows. Anybody is welcome to come – volunteers meet at the farmers market at 11.00 am. Wear suitable clothing, for example flat shoes which protect your feet.
Volunteering dates for 2019 are below.
8 & 22 September
6 & 20 October
3 & 17 November
15 & 29 December
Contact Dukes Meadows Trust
If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Dukes Meadows Trust, their contact details are below:
The Pavilion, Market Drive, London W4 2RX
Telephone: 020 8742 2225
To see other organisations in the Chiswick area which run on volunteer labour, please visit The Chiswick Calendar’s Volunteering Directory.
Read more about the Food Market Chiswick and Duke’s Meadows Trust
Read about how the Food Market and how Dukes Meadows Trust transformed the area.
Food Market Chiswick. Read the feature here
Dukes Meadows Trust Celebrates 20 years – November 2018. Read the feature here
“Chiswick Food Market enabled us to survive as a family business” – November 2019. Read the blog post here