As part of the Maximus UK Volunteering Scheme, our colleagues can dedicate some of their working time to volunteer with charities and community organisations close to their heart.
In Newham, our colleagues helped with the Cody Dock restoration project run by the Gasworks Dock Partnership. As one of London’s oldest brick lined docks, the area is being transformed from a derelict dock to a thriving creative quarter
The project will celebrate the area’s industrial heritage, forge links to the River Lea and reconnect it to the local community.
Our volunteers joined Cody Dock’s Project Manager in removing old mortar from the brick walls using power tools before rebuilding it with stronger cement.
Basia Rabczuk, Community Participation Coordinator at Cody Dock, said:
“Working with volunteers is essential to our work. It helps us understand our neighbourhood better and keep important projects moving forward. Volunteers, like those from Maximus, help keep this place alive and we couldn’t do it without them.”
Fatima Iqbal, Social Value Executive for Restart South & East London, explained the importance of the volunteering scheme.
“Working with Cody Dock has been a great partnership for Maximus colleagues in South & East London, given the dock’s historical significance and importance to the community.
“Our volunteers were able to learn about the heritage of the area and learn new skills. Developing new skills whilst having a positive impact in communities underpins the importance of volunteering days like this.”