Beckenham Place Park (BR3 1SY) in the Mansions. Nearest bus: 54 or stations Beckenham Hill or Beckenham Junction.


Saturday 1 December. 10:00am-6:00pm


Beckenham Place Park is owned by Lewisham Council and is the largest park in SE London. It is undergoing a major restoration project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This includes restoring listed buildings in the park and a lake (that had dried up) and creating an area of wet woodland. The Georgian Mansion located in the park is currently leased by RJK Properties and a number of community and arts activities take place within it. The Mansion will be dressed for Christmas and will be looking lovely for the Festival of Lights.

Tasks/ Duties Involved:

We are looking for volunteers to help with the smooth running of the Festival of Lights at the Mansion and to help with setting up and packing down the event. This is a celebration of the change of the seasons and the start of the festive season at the Mansion. There will be a range of musical performances, arts and crafts activities, yoga and well-being workshops and a bicycle powered light installation, as well as food and drink and some crafts for sale. Artists studios will be open on the first floor of the Mansion. The event culminates in a light display at the back of the Mansion at 4:30pm.

Tasks include:
– Welcoming visitors at the main entrance
– handing out programmes
– stewarding inside the Mansion at the bottom of the stairs, using a clicker counter, to ensure that capacity isn’t exceeded in the attic
– Stewarding in the car park to direct visitors to bays / prevent traffic jams
– helping run lantern-making workshops
– supervising the queue to pedal the bikes powering the light installation

How Volunteers Benefit :

Food vouchers provided for volunteers helping for 4 or more hours.
Chance to listen to the live music and possibly take part in one of the workshops

Training/Support Given

Support and training by Community Engagement Officer

Application Process

Please complete the Volunteer Registration Form to apply. If you have any questions call Aparna on 07378342131.