We’re recruiting now for Youth Workers!

Youth Workers Thrive

Download the Job Description here.
Download the application form here.
To apply, please submit your completed application form and CV here.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 31 March 2019
Interviews are scheduled for Friday 5 April 2019


We’re always looking for people who share our passion to see disadvantaged communities changed for good through the service of young people.
Join us as live-in volunteers, mentors and other volunteers.
See below for details about each role, and email us with your questions or if you’re interested in joining our team.


Since 2010, Thrive have given scores of young people a mentor to help them unlock their potential.

But there are more young people who could be helped to reach their goals with a positive role model in their lives.

Could you be the person to make an important difference in a young person’s life? We’ll give you the training and skills to be great at it. All we ask is that you can commit to meeting with a young person once a week for a year. We don’t think they deserve any less.

Watch Skye’s story to see the difference that her mentor Eileen made.


Do you have an hour and a half a week to give to to help run activities with young people, like baking or gardening? We can’t run many of our programmes without volunteers.

Or are your skills better suited to an office environment? We’re always on the lookout for skilled administrators who can ensure that things run smoothly.

Drop us a line to find out how your skills and passions match with opportunities to invest in young people.


If you’re a student youth worker who wants to specialise in urban areas, we would love to discuss potential placement opportunities with you. Get in touch!

To register your interest for any of these opportunities, or to arrange an informal chat, email We can’t wait to talk with you!

What others are saying about Thrive

“I have known Thrive and the work it does for and with disadvantaged young people in Barton and Blackbird Leys for many years. Its enthusiastic young team, allied to its sound governance and long term approach, have made a significant difference to the lives of many whose prospects and opportunities would otherwise have been very poor. It is excellent that their model and work have now been extended into Abingdon. It is an organisation that richly deserves philanthropic support to both continue and expand its work.”

Tim Stevenson OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire