We’re not like most other voluntary organisations, we’re fresh-faced, full of ideas, and supported by some great people with a real passion…
Not to be too cliché but we’re one big family. You’ll meet some fantastic people from Reading or other areas in the Thames Valley. We’re just like your family, but cooler.
From the vaults of Oscar Wilde, through to learning the answer to “Where can I find a Gay clairvoyant?” You’ll solve the mysteries to the questions clients asked.
Fancy yourself as the next agony aunt, or professional painter? Join us and develop some great new skills and take part in some great opportunities whilst helping others.
Plus! If that wasn’t enough…
A branded tee, ID card, and lanyard
We’ll kit you out with all the equipment you need to get to work, including one of our super-stylish polo tops, ID card, and accompanying lanyard.
A summer BBQ, and Christmas party to remember
Our team knows how to have a great time, and you’ll be invited to come and enjoy a bite to eat and celebrate the progress we’re making at our summer BBQ and Christmas doo! So why not check out our latest vacancies and join our team.
Actually, no. Over a third of our team are LGBTQ+ allies. We don’t care about your sexuality, gender, race or age (18+)
All our volunteers undergo a full induction course which covers everything to get started, including an introduction to our organisation, people, and vision. This includes:
Office and IT Skills
We’ve got some pretty high-tech systems, but we’ll show you everything you need to know about navigating your way around the computer systems, email, and anything else you will need to get up and running.
We pride ourselves on the range of professional training services we offer to our corporate clients, we’ve developed a range of role plays, one to one sessions, and group exercises. Our industry-leading online training gives you the knowledge you need in a care environment.
We want you to be the best you can be and our mentors are here to make sure you get help with any queries you have.
Usually, yes! However, there’s a couple of pieces of information we’ll need from you when you join. We’re obliged to check your ID to make sure you are who you say you are. The government also requires us to check you’re eligible to work in the UK.
Aged 18 or over – You’ll need to be over 18 to volunteer with us.
If you’re under 16 and looking for work experience placements, please contact us.
Photo ID – A passport or driving licence is needed for us to verify your identity, you’ll be asked to bring this along with you.
National Insurance Number – This is so we can check your eligibility to work (or volunteer) in the UK. If you are on a study visa, please check the conditions before you apply.
4 Hours per Week – We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of 4 hours a week, we’ve found this is the optimal minimum to provide our clients with a great service.