Volunteers come to Thrive for many reasons, including a desire to gain further experience or skills, to 'give something back' to the community or to take a step towards employment.

We are always keen to recruit more help, so why not volunteer at Thrive? All our regular volunteers would have a DBS check which we organise.

Opportunities exist at Thrive in Beech Hill, Berkshire, Battersea Park, London, Kings Heath Park, Birmingham or Saltwell Park, Gateshead and include: 

  • Working at a garden project alongside a therapist, working directly with our clients or simply coming along to garden during the week
  • Working over the weekend, selling plants or helping out at our open days
  • Administrative support – helping in one of our offices

Urgently needed - Volunteers to deliver talks

Volunteer speakers needed to support the fundraising team in promoting the work of Thrive to a wide range of groups and organisations.  For a fuller description of the role please click here.

Volunteer Fundraising Event Organisers - Berkshire based

We are looking for volunteers who can organise events in their local area to raise funds for Thrive.  From quizzes to garden parties and fashion shows - with coffee mornings in between - we need people who would enjoy working with our Fundraising Officers to organise different types of fundraising events.  The role will involve the overall planning, organisation and review of the event. Find out more here.

Urgent volunteer help needed in Birmingham

If you live in the Birmingham area, we are looking for people to work in the stunning TV Gardens in Kings Heath Park.

These fabulous gardens were started in August 1972 in partnership between Birmingham City Council and television company ATV (which later became Central Television). The programme, Gardening Today, was originally devised to show viewers how to design and maintain their gardens and the first presenters were Bob Price and Cyril Fletcher.

Today, this section of garden is very mature and is looked after by Thrive staff, volunteers and client gardeners.

    If you don't live near any of Thrive's gardens, but would like to volunteer for a project offering horticultural therapy, we support around 900 garden projects in the UK and we can put you in touch with one in your area.

    To find out more about all these opportunities, please contact us on 0118 988 5688 or email the office manager.

    Click on the picture to see what our volunteers have said ...

    Brian Hughes helps Thrive therapists in engaging difficult to reach teenagers with behavioural issues.  Moira joined Thrive  Battersea as a          volunteer in 2015... I was keen to use my skills to support a local charity and as a keen gardener was delighted to find Thrive!