Help us maintain this iconic space

Abney Park Trust would love to hear from anyone interested in helping out at Abney in any way, no matter what skills or how much time they can offer. Details of current volunteer activities are below.



We are looking to recruit a new team of volunteer tour guides to increase the content of our tours. If you are interested in Abney, or have knowledge of certain aspects of Abney Park we'd love to hear from you.

We’ll provide all the training and support you’ll need to become an Abney Park Tour Guide, and you’ll be able to help some of the 250,000 people who walk through the gates each year get the most from their visit



Every Tuesday 10:00 – 14:00 (arrive from 09:30 for tea)

New volunteers please confirm in advance by emailing: or calling: 020 7275 7557

Join us as we remap, research and rediscover the approximately 200,000 people buried in Abney Park. We work out on site physically searching for graves and recording the information on them by adding to the database. There are also options to work in the office (or from home) researching those buried at Abney Park.

Please note - do not turn up if it is raining!



This will be running from September - please contact for more information.

Volunteers are invited to help us conserve and improve the landscape at Abney Park. Activities may include:
> Gardening in the children’s garden and near the main entrance.
> Removing ivy from trees.
> Path work and clearing unwanted plants from front-row graves.
> Litter picking.

Organised by London Borough of Hackney

Every Thurs, 10am-2pm, with breaks

Meet at the South Lodge by the Stoke Newington High Street Gates at 9.30am for a cup of tea.


Monthly Litter pick

Abney Park User Group (APUG) run a litter pick group on the second Saturday of the month at 10am. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and a helpful way to keep the park tidy so that eveyone can enjoy the space. Everything you need (bags, gloves, litter-pickers) are provide but it is recommned that sturdy shoes are worn.