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

Volunteer taster days

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

Learn about the work we do in Reading and the different volunteer opportunities. After a tour of the gardens you will meet other volunteers where you can learn first-hand about volunteering at Thrive.

If you'd like to attend a volunteer taster session check our events page - please pre-register first and email the team on

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

Roles we're also currently looking for help with include:

Client Support Volunteer

Working directly with our clients, you’d be helping our therapist and work on one of our garden programmes.

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.

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