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

Covid-19 update: our regional centres have reopened and are operating with safety measures in place for volunteers, client gardeners, staff and visitors. Please keep this in mind when reading information below.

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 of discovering more about the work of Thrive. Learn what we do in Reading and discover the different volunteering opportunities on offer. After a tour of the gardens, you will meet other volunteers where you can learn first-hand about volunteering at Thrive.

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

The following volunteering opportunities take place at Thrive Reading which is in Beech Hill:

Chris L with vol looking at flower Charlie Garner 2019

We'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?

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

Find out more about our work in Beech Hill, Reading

Our Reading centre
Reading clients