Weavers Adventure Playground

Lee Shepherd, Organisational Development Managers with Weavers Adventure Playground workers Beverley Burnett and Victor William working together on policies

Weavers Adventure Playground was one of the first groups to access Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets’ programme of one-to-one support for volunteer involving organisations. The work with them included developing and agreeing a Volunteer Policy, producing quality forms and procedures for volunteers, and resolving difficult volunteer management issues.

To assess what kind of support they needed, we asked Weavers Adventure Playground to complete a short questionnaire on their priority issues and what they want to achieve as a result of the support from the Volunteer Centre. Beverley Burnett at Weavers feels that 'for the sake of half an hour filling out a form, you get all that free support'.

Weavers main aims were to develop a volunteer policy and volunteer task descriptions that their management committee could agree. Training and Best Practice Manager, met with Beverley and fellow Playworker, Victor William, to discuss what work needed to be done and when this would be completed. While Beverley and Victor worked at putting together the task descriptions, VCTH provided feedback on the volunteer policy and other documents like volunteer interview questions and agreements. Overall, VCTH’s time spent working with Weavers amounted to eight hours. This included three face-to-face meetings. The work, which Victor describes as 'making sure we’ve got things in place and in the right place', took about five weeks to complete.

To find out more about VCTH’s one-to-one support, please call Evelyn Rodrigues, Training and Best Practice Manager, on 07521 182474 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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