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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.

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

Importance Notice

Our regional centres have reopened and are gradually returning client gardeners, staff and volunteers.

If you'd like to register your interest in volunteering, please complete our form and we'll be in touch about volunteer recruitment. Please bear with us as we're receiving lots of enquiries!

Volunteering Opportunities

Minibus Escort

In this role you will support our minibus driver when collecting or returning Thrive gardeners.

We are looking for minibus escorts to do one or more of the following time slots:

  • Tuesday 7:50-9:20am (permanent role)
  • Tuesday 3:00-4:30pm (temporary until Spring 2020)
  • Wednesday 7:50-9:20am (permanent role)

In this role you will:

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

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 Trunkwell@thrive.org.uk.

Interested in volunteering?

Call us on 0118 988 4844, or email trunkwell@thrive.org.uk