We have a new and exciting volunteering opportunity available for a Event Host Volunteer. Please see below background information on the programme. Training will take place in July 2023.

If you are interested in this role please email [email protected]


The Council has successfully secured Mayor of London’s Night Time Enterprise Zone status for Woolwich.

The project is aimed at enlivening Woolwich’s high streets after 6pm with innovative events, public realm interventions and business support to drive the area’s social and economic recovery. 

  • The three new Night Time Enterprise Zones were launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Night Czar, Amy Lamé, at an event at Woolwich Town Hall on Thursday 17 November 2021.

Woolwich was launched as one of three new Night time Enterprise Zones in the capital, alongside Bromley town centre and Vauxhall.

The Mayor of London, in partnership with the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), has awarded the Royal Borough of Greenwich £130,000 to develop a range of events and activities to boost the night time economy in Woolwich, supporting businesses by encouraging more residents and visitors to spend time in local high streets after 6pm.  

The Council’s proposal for Woolwich includes a year-round series of at least 12 ‘lates’ events – a mix of Retail, Arts, Market, Fitness and Family Lates – activating key spaces and creating opportunities for local businesses. It also features a low-level sustainable lighting scheme connecting the town centre and the Royal Arsenal, improving safety and providing wayfinding routes.  

Councillor Anthony Okereke, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich: “Local businesses are the backbone of our high streets and communities and they are key drivers of social and economic recovery. As they face rising operating costs amid the cost of living crisis, they need our support more than ever. Our priority is to develop a vibrant, diverse and welcoming night-time economy in Woolwich that benefits our businesses and residents.  

“We are delighted to have the support of the Mayor of London’s Night Time Enterprise Zone. We aim to build confidence in the town centre as a night time destination, connecting the growing night time activity on the Arsenal with the town centre and enhance Woolwich’s profile as a 'lates' destination. Celebrating Woolwich’s rich culture, heritage and local stories will be central to this. We look forward to working in partnership with local organisations to make this vision a reality, making sure every pound is used to bring enduring benefits for businesses and residents in the area.”

Amy Lamé, Night Czar, said: “Our city is incredibly active at night, but too often our high streets shut down from 6pm, offering no reason for people to be there. We have an opportunity to work in partnership to boost local businesses, communities and the wellbeing of night workers across the capital. Through our Night Time Enterprise Zone programme we want to help reimagine our high streets with innovative ideas and help councils, communities and businesses to pioneer better ways of living, working and doing business.”

The Council is working with local partners to deliver the Night Time Enterprise Zone including: Berkeley Homes, British Land, GCDA, GLL-Better, FESTIVAL.ORG, Greenwich Enterprise Board, Uber Boats by Thames Clippers, Visit Greenwich, Volunteer Centre Greenwich, Woolwich Works and many more.  


Role Description

Event Host Volunteer

Purpose of the Role:

To welcome and assist visitors during their time in Woolwich, helping them find their way and recommend places to visit. They will ensure everyone receives a warm welcome.

Location of the role:


Meeting Point:

The Woolwich Front Room in Powis Street

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide information about the event.
  • Help visitors to find their way around Woolwich.
  • Inspire visitors to explore and enjoy Woolwich.
  • Give relevant information to visitors about transport, restaurants and bars, attractions and events.
  • Be a well-informed and visible presence at key locations.
  • Be enthusiastic and pleasant.
  • Support fellow team members in a complex situation.
  • Where required, undertake surveys with the general public.
  • Promote up and coming events.

Skills required:

  • Basic knowledge of the area
  • Good communication skills
  • Friendly and approachable


Additional Information

  • Induction and training will be provided to all volunteers.
  • Volunteers will be in pairs.
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • You will receive a Certificate.

Length of the role:

A range of events will be available for volunteers to support.

Event volunteering will be 4 – 8pm.

Promotion of Events will be Noon – 4pm.

Reports to:

Project Co-ordinator at The Woolwich Front Room


The Event Volunteer will be expected to volunteer within the ethos of Volunteer Centre Greenwich and have a commitment to upholding our policies and procedures.



This will be the last lot of training that will be taking place for the role of Event Host Volunteer. If you are interested please see below for the dates:

Part 1 will be taking place on Monday 31st July 2023 - 10am – 4pm @ Equitable House, Woolwich, London, SE18 2NS.

This will include:

Introduction of Woolwich Lates Programme, role as an events volunteer, customer service & communication, dealing with difficult situations, equality & diversity, health and safety.

Part 2 will be taking place on Thursday 3rd August 10am – 12pm @ Equitable House, Woolwich, London, SE18 2NS.

Counter Terrorism/Prevent Training by the Met Police.

If you are interested in this role please email [email protected]