Clients volunteers at Trunkwell
Come and volunteer in our centre in Beech Hill, Reading!

We're always looking for a helping pair of hands! If you'd like to talk to the team about volunteering in Reading or would like to visit the gardens contact the team on 0118 9884844 or email

Please be aware that most of our volunteer roles require a DBS check which we will organise.

Roles we're currently looking for help with include:

Volunteer minibus escort

This role involves helping our minibus driver when collecting and returning Thrive gardeners in the morning and afternoon. You’d be supervising people getting in and out of the bus and during the journey.

For more information on minibus volunteering, please contact our Reading centre on 0118 988 4844 or email

Fundraising volunteer

We’re looking for someone to support our busy Fundraising team and help with a wide range of tasks. The team works on various campaigns and activities to boost Thrive’s funds, so it can continue its great work. If you want to play your part in Thrive's future success and help the team by putting your organisational and communication skills to good use, then get in touch. A job description can be found here.

For more information on the Fundraising role, contact our Reading centre - phone 0118 988 5688 or email

Communications volunteer

If you fancy a varied role then our Communications team is on the lookout for a volunteer to help with letting others know about the great work Thrive does. If you’re enthusiastic and want to play your part in helping us promote our work, then get in touch. We'd be particularly interested in hearing from anyone interested in social media. More details can be found here.

If you want to find out more about the Communications role, contact our Reading centre - phone 0118 988 5688 or email

Training and education volunteer

We're looking for someone to support our Training, Education and Consultancy (TEC) team with providing great learning opportunities. You will have good organisational and communication skills and a willingness to help the team create effective learning resources. We are looking for someone who can help us one day a week - hours can be arranged to fit around school holidays or other commitments. You will need to be computer literate but training can be given for specific tasks.

For more information contact our Reading centre - phone 0118 988 5688 or email

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