Urgent volunteer help is needed in Birmingham.
For more details see the Birmingham Centre page.
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.
We are always keen to recruit more so why not volunteer at Thrive? Most of our volunteer roles require a DBS check which we will organise.
Opportunities exist at all our centres.
Trustee - Chair of Finance Committee
Thrive is looking to recruit a new Trustee to join the Board as Chair of the Finance Committee (Treasurer). For more information about the role see our vacancies page.
Client Support Volunteer - London, Birmingham and HMP Hewell, Redditch
Working at a garden project alongside a therapist, working directly with our clients. For more information about the Client Support Volunteer role see the role description here. For more information about the role at HMP Hewell see the Birmingham Centre page.
Kiosk Volunteer - Battersea
Working from our small sales kiosk in our Main Garden in Battersea Park. Primarily this role involves providing customer service; selling and maintaining plants and merchandise working to promote Thrive and raise awareness. For more information about the role of Kiosk Volunteer see the job description here.
Weekend Gardener - Reading
Working with other volunteers on tasks that our clients either could not get to do or were not able to do during the week. For more details of the Weekend Gardener role see the role description here.
Administrative Support – Reading or Birmingham
For more details of the Administrative Support role see the role description here. For details of the Administrative Support role in Birmingham see the Centre page.
Volunteer Mini bus escort - Reading
Help wanted in assisting our minibus driver when collecting and returning Thrive gardeners before and after their working day. This is not a driving role and involves supervising people getting in and out of the bus, and escorting them during the journey. More details here.
Volunteer Fundraising Event Organisers - Berkshire based
We are looking for volunteers who can organise events in their local area to raise funds for Thrive. From quizzes to garden parties and open gardens, fashion shows - with coffee mornings in between - we need people who would enjoy working with our Fundraising Officers to organise different types of events. The role will involve the planning, organisation and review of the event. Find out more here.
Fundraising Event Support Volunteer - Berkshire based
Help wanted to support our Fundraising Team at a wide range of fundraising and awareness raising events such as village fetes, Christmas fairs and store collections. Find out more here.
To find out more about all these opportunities, please contact the relevant Centre, details below, or the Office Manager by email or on 0118 988 5688.
Volunteer Taster Sessions - come and see what we do
During the sessions prospective volunteers will be able to find out more about Thrive and the volunteer role, fill in their application form or take one home if preferred, find out how to apply for DBS clearance and meet current volunteers.
Trunkwell Gardens, Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire - Please contact the Reading Centre for details of volunteering opportunities available. Phone: 0118 988 4844 Email: Trunkwell@thrive.org.uk
Battersea Park, London - July 17th and September 20th 2018. We will be recruiting for Client Support and kiosk volunteers. Phone: 0207 720 2212 Email: Battersea@thrive.org.uk
Kings Heath Park, Birmingham - Second Monday of each month between 10:30am and 12:30pm. Phone: 0121 293 4531 Email: Birmingham@thrive.org.uk
If you don't live near any of Thrive's gardens, but would like to volunteer for a project offering horticultural therapy, we hold details of over 600 garden projects in the UK. Contact us here for details of projects in your area.
Click on the pictures below to see what our volunteers have said. Click here for more volunteer experiences.