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Come and join our team at Thrive Reading by becoming a volunteer!

Our 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.

Volunteer sessions are a great way to discover more about the work of Thrive.

Our next volunteer taster session is on:

  • Monday 1 July 2024 10.30 am -12.30 pm

To register your interest or for more information please use our contact form.

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Volunteer Role Description Client Gardener Support VolunteerWe're looking for client support volunteers to assist the client gardeners and horticultural therapists at our garden in Beech Hill near Reading.

Working directly with our clients, volunteers support our horticultural therapists in delivering a high level of service to client gardeners with a disability or ill health. Our client gardeners come to our gardening programmes with a range of disabilities and health conditions and the programmes they follow vary from general gardening to working towards horticultural qualifications.

Volunteers will need to be able to commit to one day a week for a minimum of 6 months, 9.45am – 3.15pm.

Read the volunteer role job description here.

Does this sound like you?

Are you interested in volunteering and can commit to one or two days a week during the summer? If so, do get in touch. Volunteers need to be 18 or over.

Get in touch in with the Reading team on 0118 988 4844 or use our contact form for more info!

Our friendly Saturday Gardening Group meets one morning a month and carries out a variety of tasks which our client gardeners are unable to complete during the week. Tasks may include hedge trimming, burning, clearing pathways and strimming. This does not involve working with our client gardeners.

To register your interest or for more information please contact us on our contact form.

We are looking for volunteers to support our minibus driver as an escort when collecting and taking home Thrive’s clients from Basingstoke Railway Station. This is not a driving role and is open to people who do not hold a driving licence. We are in need of volunteers for either Tuesday mornings, Tuesday afternoons or Thursday mornings.

Some of the tasks you may be involved in are:

  • Supervise clients boarding and disembarking the bus (no lifting required)
  • Ensuring seat belts are worn by all passengers
  • Ensuring baggage is secured before journeys commence
  • Become familiar with routes to assist the driver
  • General supervision of clients whilst travelling
  • Assist the driver and passengers in the event of an emergency.

Download our full volunteer role description. Get in touch with the Reading team on 0118 988 4844 or use our contact form.

Corporate volunteering

Leave the world of work for a rewarding and fun day in our gardens!

Thrive has been running its popular corporate volunteering days for years and the feedback reflects how enjoyable they are!

It is so rewarding and fulfilling to help play a part in making a positive difference to the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health.

Find out more about corporate volunteering or to get in touch with the Reading team on 0118 988 4844 or use our contact form.

We've been running corporate volunteering days for years and would love you and your colleagues to experience how rewarding and fulfilling a day at Thrive can be.

You'll be playing a key part in making a positive difference to the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health.

Swap the office for a day in our garden!

If you'd like to find out more or enquire about a volunteering day for your company, please call us on 0118 988 4844 or click below and we'll be in touch.

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